Living with his friend Charles Brown, the year-old was burdened with money problems and despaired when his brother George sought his financial assistance.
Her descriptions shimmer on the page: What other research did you have to do? CLINE There are so many cult and commune memoirs, and I read a lot of those to get the specifics of daily life, to get an idea of what time might feel like, how a day might track.
It was a lot more about trying to achieve a certain mood or tone—which was menace adjacent to California sunshine—than focusing more directly on the group.
I was of course aware of the murders when I was working on the commune novel. That age somehow has both a kind of innocence and a burgeoning awareness.
CLINE Yeah, you start to reckon with the world around you, beyond the confines of your family, for the first time. I was also thinking a lot about the male gaze. CLINE Those books or movies where you tick off every major cultural event—like Forrest Gump—they just have to interject every famous thing that ever happened.
But it was important to me that The Girls feel in some way like a timeless story, or like you could access the truth that was at the core of it without getting too pinned down to the sixties.
It would be personal events. Somebody asked me before if I had read a lot about the feminist movement during that time, and what that moment meant in feminist history.
To me, the mother character feels familiar—not like my own mother, but familiar.
I feel like I encounter that personality a lot even in our moment. Why did you launch the book that way?
There has to be some incident, I think. I also liked the idea of the book opening with this perceived violence, which turns out to be benign. The only way I could project ahead into the whole project was from this starting point of having an older narrator.
I think about her growing up in Northern California, where there was this flush of idealism in the sixties, and then in the intervening decades people have had to bear out that idealism to whatever ends.
But the older Evie imbues the fourteen-year-old with depth as a person. I think I was interested in the changeability of female desire.
How many different forms it takes, especially when it locates itself in other girls. It does seem sort of like a proto-romance sometimes. But boys are bit players in so many ways, and we have all this emotion that ends up directed at other girls.
I feel like girls are so fooled in this mythmaking ability, in seeing the world as filled with these symbols and markers of love and meaning.
Why do they even watch them? What do they see in them? I would sleep on these Little Mermaid sheets, and the pillowcase had a picture of Ariel, and I would sleep every night on her shell-covered breast, you know?
This lurid, cartoonish breast. You absorb it in this almost thoughtless way. Ferrante writes so well about how murky it is. About how much those relationships are wrapped up in—there can be all these dark feelings in friendship, too, I think. That feels most true to me.
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