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Middlesex (Oprah's Book Club Series)(Reprint) (Paperback) by Jeffrey Eugenides

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About the Book



"Portions of this novel appeared, in different form, in The New Yorker and Granta"--T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides--the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl.

I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal.

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.



Review Quotes



"Part Tristram Shandy, part Ishmael, part Holden Caulfield, Cal is a wonderfully engaging narrator. . . A deeply affecting portrait of one family's tumultuous engagement with the American twentieth century." --The New York Times

"Expansive and radiantly generous. . . Deliriously American." --The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

"A towering achievement. . . . [Eugenides] has emerged as the great American writer that many of us suspected him of being." --Los Angeles Times Book Review (cover review)

"A big, cheeky, splendid novel. . . it goes places few narrators would dare to tread. . . lyrical and fine." --The Boston Globe

"An epic. . . This feast of a novel is thrilling in the scope of its imagination and surprising in its tenderness." --People

"Unprecedented, astounding. . . . The most reliably American story there is: A son of immigrants finally finds love after growing up feeling like a freak." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Middlesex is about a hermaphrodite in the way that Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel is about a teenage boy. . . A novel of chance, family, sex, surgery, and America, it contains multitudes." --Men's Journal

"Wildly imaginative. . . frequently hilarious and touching." --USA Today



About The Author



Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Jeffrey Eugenides received The Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex (Picador, 2003). Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, France's Prix Medicis, has sold over four million copies.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.35 Inches (H) x 5.51 Inches (W) x .91 Inches (D)
Weight: .89 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 529
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Peoples + Cultures, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex
Series Title: Oprah Book Club
Publisher: Picador USA
Format: Paperback
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Featured book lists: Oprah's Book Club
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2019
TCIN: 11337587
UPC: 9780312427733
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0011
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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One of my favorite books! I read it 10+ years ago and decided to read it again because I forgot the plot except the memory of how much I loved it. And I still did. Very engaging writing style and complex characters that I truly enjoyed
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