The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

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