One Inch Wonders #3: The Virgin Suicides

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June 15, 2011 by markstani

The latest in my series of random paragraphs from my favourite books: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Get it here. Eugenides’ new novel, ‘The Marriage Plot’, is out in October.

In the first few days after the funeral, our interest in the Lisbon girls only increased. Added to their loveliness was a new mysterious suffering, perfectly silent, visible in the blue puffiness beneath their eyes or the way they would sometimes stop in mid-stride, look down, and shake their heads as though disagreeing with life.

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