The Virgin Suicides
2 journalers for this copy...
It's a strange suburban portrait of a family and particularly the 5 sisters. It's set in the 1970's.
It's a first novel and it is also a coming-of-age novel (those two go together a lot)and I'm a sucker for both.
The book & film work well together, though I didn't find either as shocking as the cover & movie posters proclaimed. More like black comedy than shock.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
The book lay on the folding chair for quite some time, unclaimed. People glanced at it, but skirted it, as if they were respecting that it might be someone's property. The poetry reading began, the chairs filled, and I wanted a place to sit down. I hesitated, because I thought it might be "saving" the seat. But then I sat down, holding the book on my lap, in case the owner came to claim it. No one did. I enjoyed the poetry reading a great deal. Then opened the book, as I was about to leave, because of the note taped to the cover. I saw that, strangely enough, the book was meant to be taken, and so I carried along with me.
CAUGHT IN SOMERVILLE NEW JERSEY USA
I am going to pass this on through PaperBackSwap.com. There's a waiting list for the book, so I'm sure it will be out traveling into the world again in just a few days.
CAUGHT IN MOUNT VERNON NY USA