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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides

Haunting, beautiful, heartbreaking.

But something that I think is not much addressed at all is how much Mrs. Lisbon's strict parenting that borders on ridiculous influences the girls' decision to commit suicide. Or why the girls didn't choose to leave the house if they feel so suffocated. Part of the mystery, I guess?

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