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ISBN: 0747560234 / ISBN-13: 9780747560234

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  • Middlesex (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) – Hardcover (2002)
    by Jeffrey Eugenides

    Middlesex

    Hardcover, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    2002
    544 pages

    ISBN: 0747560234
    ISBN-13: 9780747560234

    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 classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, Callie has inherited a rare genetic mutation. The biological trace of a guilty secret, this gene has followed her grandparents from the crumbling Ottoman Empire to Detroit and has outlasted the glory days of the Motor City, the ... Show more

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Reviews of Middlesex

Overall customer rating: 4.250
maryross

A bit Bizarre????

by maryross on Jul 12, 2014

Difficult to get into...bogs down with esoteric language and thoughts but...worth the effort just to see how the author pulls it all together.

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.

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 story as one of an American family through generations--their journey just happened to produce a certain side effect compared to other families' journeys. Being just a few years younger than Cal I appreciated the nostalgic references to the cultural symbols, products, events, and fashions/styles of the day. I thought the author also chose an interesting omnicient narrative style (by Cal) for the story as well. I did have a couple of squirmy moments (the scenes with Dr. Luce really creeped me out). I only give it 4.5 stars simply because I would really have to know someone fairly well to recommend the book.

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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 book for Book Club discussions!

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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 is a historical emigrant novel against the back drop of historical events and the second half is a coming of age novel of an awkward girl who just so happens to be a hermaphrodite. I was really expecting something more, something edgy, something gritty. Middlesex is a novel for middle America who want to read a "safe" novel without feeling uncomfortable about the subject matter. In that regard it succeeds. The only thing I enjoyed was the realization why Cal's brother is called Chapter Eleven. Ultimately I was extremely underwhelmed with it all.

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