The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

By Jeffrey Eugenides

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374284381, 249pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1993


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 daughter’s spectacular demise by self-defenstration, which inaugurates “the year of the suicides.”