Jeffrey Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides (2nd Hand Paperback)
Previously adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola starring Kirsten Dunst, this is the story of the five Lisbon sisters - beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the entire neighbourhood.
The boys that once loved them from afar are now grown men, determined to understand a tragedy that has always defied explanation. For still, the question remains - why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?
This hypnotic and unforgettable novel treats adolescent love and death with haunting sensitivity and dark humour, and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1993 (This Edition 2011 - Bloomsbury)
- ISBN : 9781408825709
- SKU : B002545
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The Virgin Suicides is one of those books that you wish you could erase from your memory after finishing just so you can experience it all over again.
Jeffrey Eugenides has the unique ability to transform a very simple story into one of complete beauty. Suicide isn't the most pleasant of topics, especially when it's the suicide of five adolescents, but Eugenides writes it so well that it is impossible not to appreciate it. He blends just enough dark humour in to keep it tasteful and incorporates melancholy passages that completely numbed me. Almost every page of this book had a meaningful quote on it." - Goodreads Review.
"A spellbinding, lyrical and emotionally acute novel about the traumas of adolescence and the lingering mysteries surrounding profound tragedy." - Waterstones.
Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage Plot.