the-girlsIn the summer of 1969, Evie comes under the spell of Suzanne, a member of a cult housed in a ramshackle nearby farm. Evie is the neglected 14-year-old child of divorced parents, and she is drawn to Suzanne, and to the community around a charismatic leader reminiscent of Charles Manson. The story is told by Evie in the present, and as a memory of that summer. A coming-of-age story and an exploration of a particular time and place that is beautifully written, and haunting.