The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

March 25, 2014

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Released: March 19th 1993
Pages: 249
Source: Purchased
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The shocking thing about the five Lisbon sisters 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.

The Short
The Virgin Suicides is beautiful, it is poignant, it is unique. Such a superb writing style which keeps you intrigued even when you know how this story is going to end, and not a lot happens leading up to it. You can't help but want to know the why, how and when, and this keeps you flipping those pages until the very end.

The Long


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