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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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May 08, 12

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Read from May 06 to 08, 2012

"(...) we saw how wildly our sphere of influence was misrepresented by those in no position to know what was going on".
What a great novel.
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“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“We couldn't imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness and the calm.”
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“In the end, it wasn't death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.”
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“In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“The girls took into their own hands decisions better left to God. They became too powerful to live among us, too self-concerned, too visionary, too blind.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in...”
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“Capitalism has resulted in material well-being but spiritual bankruptcy.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“She wanted out of that decorating scheme.”
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“All wisdom ends in paradox.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“Winter is the season of alcoholism and despair.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides


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