The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides audiobook

The Virgin Suicides

By Jeffrey Eugenides
Read by Nick Landrum

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780312428815

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665015264

Runtime: 8.60 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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Author Bio: Jeffrey Eugenides

Author Bio: Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis was also selected for Oprah’s Book Club. The Marriage Plot was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won both the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize. The Virgin Suicides was adapted into a critically-acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola. He is a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English