The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides 1993 - Farrar Straus Giroux, New York - First edition ‘A piercing first novel . . . lyrical and portentous.’ – The New York Times

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 neighbourhood 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 humour 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. [Picador]

pp. [6] 249 [1]. In publisher's white quarter-cloth over tan/orange paper covered boards with spine lettered in black. Dust jacket priced at $18.00 to front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine jacket   Ref: 107332   Price: HK$ 1,600