The Virgin Suicides (Paperback)
Grand Central Publishing, 9780446670258, 256pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 1994
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/5/2008)
Paperback, Spanish (7/30/2019)
Paperback, French (10/1/2010)
Paperback, Spanish (10/31/2013)
Paperback, Chinese (12/3/2012)
Juxtaposing the most common and the most gothic, the humorous and the tragic, author Jeffrey Eugenides creates a vivid and compelling portrait of youth and lost innocence. He takes us back to the elm-lined streets of suburbia in the seventies, and introduces us to the men whose lives have been forever changed by their fierce, awkward obsession with five doomed sisters: brainy Therese, fastidious Mary, ascetic Bonnie, libertine Lux, and pale, saintly Cecilia, whose spectacular demise inaugurates "the year of the suicides." This is the debut novel that caused a sensation and won immediate acclaim from the critics-a tender, wickedly funny tale of love and terror, sex and suicide, memory and imagination.