The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

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The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters' breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives disappear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747560595
  • 9780747560593
  • 19,891

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"A piercing first novel . . . lyrical and portentous."--"The New York Times
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"Mr. Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary."--"The New York Times Book Review
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"Arresting . . . uncannily evokes the wry voice of adolescence and a mixture of curiosity, lust, tenderness, morbidity, cynicism, and the naivete surrounding these bizarre events."--"The Wall Street Journal" "A piercing first novel . . . lyrical and portentous."--"The New York Times
""Mr. Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary."--"The New York Times Book Review
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"Arresting . . . uncannily evokes the wry voice of adolescence and a mixture of curiosity, lust, tenderness, morbidity, cynicism, and the naivete surrounding these bizarre events."--"The Wall Street Journal"
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About Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides was educated at Stanford and Brown Universities and now lives in Berlin. He is the author of MIDDLESEX.
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182,637 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 28% (51,831)
4 38% (68,632)
3 25% (45,548)
2 7% (12,720)
1 2% (3,906)

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You know before reading this book I had heard so many wonderful things about and while I'll admit it was good I couldn't help but feel underwhelmed. Eugenides definitely has a beautiful and unique writing style but I felt like it didn't really live up to the hype surrounding it. I did enjoy it but I don't think it is something I will be re-reading. However, that doesn't mean someone else shouldn't give it a chance because at the end of the day I am glad to have read it. It was an interesting story and uniquely left you asking questions and expecting more even by the end. It isn't a long book so it is a good book you could spend a lazy weekend reading. Give it a go.show more
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