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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Written by Jeffrey Eugenides, this fictional story describes the short life of five sisters. Their neighbors struggle to find reasons or explanations for their tragic acts. After the eldest sister commits suicide, their house become dark and their lives are being watched by their parents very closely. Nonetheless the girls find a way to meet men and have sex from which their catholic parents want to keep them away. All remaining four sisters commit suicide at once but Mary survives and later ends her life by overdose of sleeping pills.

Originally published: 1993
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Adaptations: The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Characters: Cecilia Lisbon, Lux Lisbon, Mary Lisbon, Bonnie Lisbon, Therese Lisbon
Genres: Fiction, Novel

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