"Mr. Lisbon became the medium through which we glimpsed the girls’ spirits. We saw them through the toll they exacted on him: his puffy red eyes that hardly opened anymore to see his daughters wasting away; his shoes scuffed from climbing stairs forever threatening to lead to another inert body; his sallow complexion dying in sympathy with them; and his lost look of a man who realized that all this dying was going to be the only life he ever had."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, Virgin Suicides

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