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The Virgins

(2013)
A novel by

 

"Now that James Salter is in his twilight years, his considerable fan base will be ecstatic to encounter his heiress apparent Pamela Erens."
Antonya Nelson


'Erens brilliantly captures the dark side of adolescence . . . On a par with the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides' Independent

'Flawlessly executed and irrefutably true' John Irving

'A must for fans of Nabokovian tragedy' Irish Tatler

The events of 1979-80 reverberate around the campus of Auburn Academy and linger many years later in the mind of narrator Bruce Bennett-Jones. Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are an unlikely couple at the elite East Coast boarding school and are not shy in flaunting their newly discovered sexuality. Their blossoming relationship is watched with envy and fascination by Bruce and other classmates, who believe their liaison to be one of pure, unadulterated passion and pleasure.

But nothing is what it seems, and as Aviva and Seung struggle to understand themselves and each other, things begin to fall apart. Their ultimate descent into shame and betrayal has disastrous consequences beyond their own lives.

 
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Used availability for Pamela Erens's The Virgins


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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Virgins
Author(s): Pamela Erens
ISBN: 1-84854-987-3 / 978-1-84854-987-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Virgins
Author(s): Pamela Erens
ISBN: 1-84854-988-1 / 978-1-84854-988-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Virgins
Author(s): Pamela Erens
ISBN: 1-84854-990-3 / 978-1-84854-990-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Virgins: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Erens
ISBN: 1-935639-62-5 / 978-1-935639-62-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Virgins: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Erens
ISBN: 1-5226-7241-9 / 978-1-5226-7241-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Virgins: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Erens
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

August 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Virgins: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Erens
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Virgins
Author(s): Pamela Erens
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Virgins: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Erens
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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