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The Virgin Suicides - Collins Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Virgin Suicides - Collins Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 13/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

A spellbinding, lyrical and emotionally acute novel about the traumas of adolescence and the lingering mysteries surrounding profound tragedy, The Virgin Suicides aches with longing and a sumptuous darkness.

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience – classics which will endure for generations to come.

That girl didn’t want to die. She just wanted out of that house. She wanted out of that decorating scheme.

The five Lisbon sisters – beautiful, eccentric and, now, gone – had always been a point of obsession for the entire neighbourhood.

Although the boys that once loved them from afar have grown up, they remain determined to understand a tragedy that has defied explanation. The question persists – why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?

This lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life announced the arrival of one of the greatest American novelists of the last thirty years.

‘A flare from my own secret world, all the inchoate longings and obsessions of being a teenager somehow rendered into book form’ Emma Cline, author of The Girls

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008485160
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


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Emma Prince at Portsmouth

“Amazingly dark.”

I was not too sure about this one when I started reading as the pace seems to slow after the initial shock within its pages. However, this is a very deliberate narrative ploy to take you into the world of the Lisbon... More

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“The Virgin Suicides”

You can't always tell a thief just by looking at them, even if you looked very hard. They come from different social and financial classes, they may look happy, wear a cross, flirt occasionally...it's the... More

Paperback edition
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SMBSLT

“A Total Struggle”

Ugh I was so disappointed by this book! I thought we were going to get an in depth look at the girls lives, what happened to make them all do what they did and behave as they did but was left with just as many... More

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