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Ily 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 ep. This isn t so much a review as an embarrassing story I gave the book four stars for a reason The writing is beautiful I would recommend it Now

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Middlesex tells 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 witn. I got off the bus from Bumbershoot around 1 AM exhausted Convinced that even the cars speeding past my window couldn t keep me from this night

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Essing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 before moving 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 fam. This would have been better as an NPR story or an episode of This American Life than a novel Or maybe if someone other than Eugenides had written


10 thoughts on “Middlesex

  1. says:

    I got off the bus from Bumbershoot around 1 AM exhausted Convinced that even the cars speeding past my window couldn’t keep me from this night’s rest I opened the door to a stench of exceptional vileness Not a dead stench or a spoiled food

  2. says:

    Don't judge a book by its coverI'd seen this book on the shelves of a number of friends and in the arms of a numb

  3. says:

    “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” I'd heard Middlesex was about a character who was born intersex and raised as a girl a compelling enough premise on its own but I didn't realize this book was a rich complex family drama spanning multiple generations a

  4. says:

    Alright it’s high time I review this hermaphroditic little masterpieceBeing a pseudo biochemist pseudo in the sense that

  5. says:

    This would have been better as an NPR story or an episode of This American Life than a novel Or maybe if someone other than Eugenides had written it An interesting idea and a few engrossing sex scenes I like the

  6. says:

    Exactly the flawless masterpiece you've heard it is I've read hundreds of novels in my day this is in the top 3 On eual shelf with A Confedera

  7. says:

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a surprising and wonderfully written story about the life of CalliopeCal Stephanopolis who in the opening lines was born twice first as a baby girland then again as a teenage boy The subject of hermaphroditism or intersexuality is addressed throughout as the book as a running theme as the cinématographiue narrator Cal looks back at his childhood as Calliope and explains his co

  8. says:

    This isn’t so much a review as an embarrassing story I gave the book four stars for a reason The writing is beautiful I would recommend it Now onwards to my shameSo Brooke and I were standing in line to meet Eugenides Please understand it was a really long line after a similarly long day at work We passed the time chitchatting about this and that at our workplace and life in general By the time the organizer offered post its to our seg

  9. says:

    This is a book about transitionTransition from child to adult to parent and grandparentFrom native to immigrantFrom brother and sister to husband and wifeFrom rural dweller to urbaniteFrom modest affluence to poverty and up againFrom loving language to losing the power of speechFrom geek to hippie From war through peace to civil unrestFrom belief to unbeliefFrom rescued to rescuerFrom moral probity to corrupt

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    Some people inherit houses; others paintings or highly insured violin bows Still others get a Japanese tansu or a famous

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