The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst, this is the story of the five Lisbon sisters – beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the entire neighbourhood.

The boys that once loved them from afar are now grown men, determined to understand a tragedy that has always defied explanation. For still, the question remains – why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?

This hypnotic and unforgettable novel treats adolescent love and death with haunting sensitivity and dark humour, and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.

Reviews of The Virgin Suicides

    • ‘A Catcher in the Rye for our time’ Observer
    • ‘Entire and unstoppable … a sparkling work’ The Times
    • ‘Wonderfully original’ Independent
    • ‘Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller’s most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary’ New York Times