The Virgin Suicides
Previously adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola 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.
'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