Middlesex
Middlesex
A Novel
Jeffrey Eugenides



"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, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

Title Middlesex
Subtitle A Novel
Author Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 05 June 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 544 p.
ISBN-10 0312427735
ISBN-13 9780312427733
Publication Date 05 June 2002
Main content page count 544
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00
 


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