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ISBN13: 9780374199692
ISBN10: 0374199698
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jesmith44, January 17, 2008 (view all comments by jesmith44)
I am just about to finish Middlesex and I do not know why the boy is called Chapter Eleven.Did I miss something? Jennifer Smith
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christi, December 4, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
Jeffrey Eugenides' book is a serious contender for the best narrative of all time. It's a wild ride full of history and mystery the past as it relates to the present. The premise is the long history of a Greek family and how specific events lead to the birth of Calliope, the story's main character. Calliope, herself, is not feed of the turmoil of the past and that begins what is almost a second novel. it's not a novel for everyone (it deals with sexuality and brutality), but having read it, I can't imagine life without it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374199692
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Author:
Tabori, Kristoffer
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Greek Americans
Subject:
Detroit
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10288
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 cds, 21 hours
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Product details 544 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374199692 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With a sure yet light-handed touch, Eugenides skillfully bends our notions of gender as we realize, along with Cal, that although he has been raised as a girl, he is more comfortable as a boy."
"Review" by , "Middlesex vibrates with wit....A virtuosic combination of elegy, sociohistorical study, and picaresque adventure: altogether irrestistable."
"Synopsis" by ,
In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school, Grosse Pointe, MI, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia - back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives, back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite.

Sprawling across eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenide's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Audie Award for best unabridged fiction, Middlesex marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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 clasmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia- back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City and Prohibition, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite.

Spanning eight decades--and one unusually awkward adolescence- Jeffrey Eugenides's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker.

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