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The virgin suicides
Jeffrey Eugenides
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Jeffrey Eugenides is a novelist. His first book, The Virgin Suicides, earned him comparisons to such writers as William Wharton and Alice McDermott. The book's first chapter, which describes a teenaged girl jumping out of a window and impaling herself on a fence, won the 1991 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. Eugenides also received a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His other works include Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Eugenides was named by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best American novelists under 40. (Bowker Author Biography)

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