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ISBN: 0676975658 / ISBN-13: 9780676975659

Middlesex

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In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blond ... Show synopsis

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  • Middlesex (Vintage Books Canada) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Jeffrey Eugenides

    Middlesex

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books Canada
    2003
    English
    544 pages

    ISBN: 0676975658
    ISBN-13: 9780676975659

    The first words of Jeffrey Eugenides exuberant and capacious novel Middlesex""take us right to the heart of its unique narrator: "I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974." " "Middlesex is the story of Cal or Calliope Stephanides, a comic epic of a family's American life, and the expansive history of a gene travelling down through time, starting with a rare genetic ... Show more

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Reviews of Middlesex

Overall customer rating: 4.334
Catherine G

Good but Different

by Catherine G on Nov 17, 2011

This story is the coming of age of a hermafrodite, And also the story of his grandparents, which is quite colorful. It is easy reading and keeps your interest. More

pamela1717

Surpisingly, I liked it! 4.5 stars!

by pamela1717 on Jun 29, 2008

I'll have to join the ranks of many of the other reviewers here and say I probably never would have read this book if it hadn't been chosen for my book club. I, too, thought the story would be a one dimensional search for gender identity--not so. I was hooked from the beginning. I would describe the ... More

Nana38

Y E S ! ! !

by Nana38 on Jan 11, 2008

I was hooked by the opening sentence and taken on a journey into another world. This is an outstanding example of how fiction can educate and enlighten us. The author has created a hero (heroine) we can admire, empathize with and laugh with through a difficult life changing self discovery. A perfect ... More

bookboy

Underwhelming

by bookboy on Jan 10, 2008

Although it's a well written novel and moves along at a brisk pace, I never got the "wow" factor that so many others seemed to get from this novel. Truly I was amazed that not only was this a bestseller but also a Pulitzer prize winner too. Essentially Middlesex is two novels in one. The first half ... More

Jendee

Well worth reading

by Jendee on Jan 3, 2008

This book was recommended by my bookclub, and I would probably not have picked it out at the bookstore (or Alibris!). I was suprised at how quickly the story captured my interest and all in all it was a facinating read. I even gave a copy to my sister as a Christmas gift! She loved it! Jen More

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