Saturday, November 25, 2017

Five great coming-of-age stories

In 2012 David Nicholls tagged five favorite coming-of-age stories at the Telegraph. One title on the list:
Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides (1993) deals with similar ideas in an innovative way; it’s written in the first person plural; the protagonist is not an individual but “we”, every single lovelorn young man idolising the unattainable.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue