The Virgin Suicides
“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. 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's novel The Virgin Suicides (paperback by The 4th Estate Books) is set in the 1970's and centers around the lives of the Lisbon sisters : Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary and Therese. As you can probably guess from the title, all the girls commit suicide.
Should you want to find out more about this book, here's the video where I talk about it: