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Virgin Suicides, the (1993) [Novel]
by Jeffrey Eugenides Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.2 of 10 (13 votes) (Rate!)
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Haunting and tender, with brilliant flashes of humour, The Virgin Suicides is the story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters.

Their enigmatic, shrouded personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who, twenty years on, recall their adolescense: the sisters' gauche but breathtaking appearance on the night of the homecoming dance; the brassiere belonging to the promiscuous Lux, draped over a crucifix on the wall; the records the boys played down the phone, trying desperately to penetrate the sisters' isolation; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate, and fragile lives disappear.

In The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides has created a masterly and evocative lament for the bittersweet taste of adolescent love that lingers for a lifetime.

Original title: The Virgin Suicides
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Virgin Suicides, the

Virgin Suicides, the (1993)
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Language: English

  • "Entire and unstoppable, with memorable intensity. This is a sparkling work" The Times
  • "Bold and resonant" Independent On Sunday
  • "Remarkable" Literary Review
  • "A subtle and ingenious talent" Sunday Telegraph
  • "A beautiful, funny and touching novel" Jay McInerney
  • "Through the twilight realms of David Lynch ... a bewitching novel of love, pain and the end of childhood" Vogue
  • "One of the finest novels in many years - a Catcher In the Rye for the Nineties" Observer
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