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First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.

Synopsis:

This beautiful and sad first novel, recently adapted for a major motion picture, tells of a band of teenage sleuths who piece together the story of a twenty-year old family tragedy begun by the youngest daughters spectacular demise by self-defenstration, which inaugurates “the year of the suicides.”

About the Author

JEFFREY EUGENIDES was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford universities. The Virgin Suicides was published in 1993 and was adapted into a motion picture in 1999 by Sophia Coppola. His second novel, Middlesex, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. He joined the faculty of Princeton University in the fall of 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374284381
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Memory -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
map I-2169
Publication Date:
20090427
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in
Age Level:
Coming of Age

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Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.
"Synopsis" by ,
This beautiful and sad first novel, recently adapted for a major motion picture, tells of a band of teenage sleuths who piece together the story of a twenty-year old family tragedy begun by the youngest daughters spectacular demise by self-defenstration, which inaugurates “the year of the suicides.”

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