Eugenidesthird novel was The Marriage Plotwhich was published in the year 2011 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux publishers. Aftera gap of nine years, Eugenides published his third novel. This novel received SalonBook Award in 2011. It was also finalized and long listed for National BookCritics Circle Award in 2013 and International Dublin Literary Award andFitzgerald Prize in 2013. It talks aboutthe identity of Americans and the struggle and difficulties of upcoming the ageof adolescence. The novel deals with thetriangle love of the three young adults who got graduated in Brown University.
Being a girl as well as a beautiful girl, Madeleine Hanna was given higherspace in the novel when compared with others. Leonard Bankhead is a sciencestudent who struggles with clinical bipolarity. Between the second and thethird novel, Eugenides devoted himself in editing an anthology of love stories, My Mistress Sparrow is dead: Great love stories from Chekhov to Munro”.It was published in 2008 by Harper Lee Publishers. Eugenides next literaryproject is a book of short stories which is mixed up with many number of shortstories. It doesn’t deal with any particular theme which was titled as Fresh Complaint. He does not have anyarrangements or ideas but it is said to be quite different from the structureof The Marriage Plot. TheVirgin Suicide is the debut novel which was written in the year 1993.
It hasbeen translated into 34 languages. This novel has also been directed by SofiaCoppola as a film in 1999. The first chapter of this novel has been published in a magazine ‘The Paris Review’,which was written by George Plimpton. This novel ends in success and Eugenideswas marked to be the best young novelists of America.
The novel begins and endswith the suicide of lisbon girls which took place in Michigan during 1970s. Thisnovel was written in first person plural. It was narrated by the neighbourhoodboys who resides near Mr.
Lisbon’s house. Eugenides portrays the character ofthe mother to be a strict and a rude women. She feels that she is protectingthe child and finally became over protective. The girls father Mr.
Lisbon is amath teacher and mother is a homemaker where they are catholic people. Mrs.lisbon can also be assumed to be reasonof suicide of the girls because of her vague behaviour to the children.
She wasn’t a friendly mother. The girls agewas sketched up with the period of adolescence. The novel shows the struggle ofsucceeding and upcoming the travel in the adolescence period whereas thesefive girls failed in by the aspect of committing suicide. This bringsout how the girls have been affected psychologically in order to dare in theconflicts.
They were not ready to in fight within themselves to overcome theconflict by making their lives towards a positive approach.