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The Virgins (Hardback)
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The Virgins (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 30/01/2014
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'Erens brilliantly captures the dark side of adolescence ...On a par with the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides' Independent 'Flawlessly executed and irrefutably true' John Irving 'A must for fans of Nabokovian tragedy' Irish Tatler The events of 1979-80 reverberate around the campus of Auburn Academy and linger many years later in the mind of narrator Bruce Bennett-Jones. Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are an unlikely couple at the elite East Coast boarding school and are not shy in flaunting their newly discovered sexuality. Their blossoming relationship is watched with envy and fascination by Bruce and other classmates, who believe their liaison to be one of pure, unadulterated passion and pleasure. But nothing is what it seems, and as Aviva and Seung struggle to understand themselves and each other, things begin to fall apart. Their ultimate descent into shame and betrayal has disastrous consequences beyond their own lives.

Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
ISBN: 9781848549876

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Set in a boarding school in the 1980’s, I was looking forward to reading this book but about a third of the way in I became uninterested. The plot was very dull and uneventful and I found my mind wandering. I felt... More

Hardback edition
8th March 2014
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“Compelling and tantalising coming of age thriller”

This is a tantalising tale of coming of age and sexual awakening, where perceptions (of yourself, others & sex) are paramount. 'The Virgins' takes you to the heady and claustrophobic setting of Auburn, a... More

Hardback edition
11th January 2014
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“nothng new”

The virgins begins in a rather disjointed fashion that makes the book harder than necessary to get into and even more difficult to feel much interest in the characters as their story unfolds. It takes a little effort... More

Hardback edition
2nd February 2014
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