The Virgin Suicides
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.
Jeffrey Eugenides classic debut novel and now a major film, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is the haunting, humorous and tender story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters. Originally published by Bloomsbury and now available from us in paperback for the first time, alongside his fantastic new novel MIDDLESEX. 'Jeffrey Eugenides is not promising: he is the real, achieved thing the book is light as air, and also quietly, slyly funny one of the finest novels in many years - a CATCHER IN THE RYE for our time' OBSERVER
Jeffrey Eugenides was educated at Stanford and Brown Universities and now lives in Berlin. He is the author of MIDDLESEX.