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Giving 'The Girls' a voice: Emma Cline tackles cult leaders and communes

Début novelist Emma Cline sparked a bidding war at just 25 years old for her first book "The Girls". The story follows a young woman as she gets caught up in a cultish movement in northern California in the 1960s. Inspired by the Manson Family killings from the same period, it's a dark and gripping account of psychological manipulation and the intensity of adolescent fervour.

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Emma joins us in the studio to talk about cults, communes and carving out the necessary mental silence in which to write.

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