Thursday, August 24, 2006

 

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES by Jeffrey Eugenides, read by Nick Landrum



The first novel by Eugenides, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning MIDDLESEX, reminds listeners that sitcom suburbia is a façade and that troubles lurk just behind the pretty paint. Five bizarre deaths of the Lisbon daughters reflect the point of view of the town’s collective consciousness. Nick Landrum makes the ethereal feel real and the unusual, commonplace.

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