The Virgin Suicides: A Novel

November 19, 2020
The Virgin Suicides: A Novel

The National Bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize–WinningAuthor of Middlesex and The MarriagePlotWith a New Introduction by Emma ClineFirst published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announcedthe arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb ofDetroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, andobsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one byone over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them fromafar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family'sfatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel ofadolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes theemotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor andcreates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted intoa critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The VirginSuicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale ofsex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburbanmiddle-American life.