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Middlesex

Eugenides, Jeffrey (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
Authors: Eugenides, Jeffrey
Title: Middlesex
Publisher: New York : Picador, c2002
Characteristics: viii, 529 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeffrey Eugenides
Notes: "Oprah's book club."
Contents: Silver spoon
Matchmaking
Immodest proposal
Silk road
Henry Ford's
English-language melting pot
Minotaurs
Marriage on ice
Tricknology
Clarinet serenade
News of the world
Ex ovo omnia
Home movies
Opa!
Middlesex
Mediterranean diet
Wolverette
Waxing lyrical
Obscure object
Tiresias in love
Flesh and blood
Gun on the wall
Oracular vulva
Looking myself up in Webster's
Go west, young man
Gender dysphoria in San Francisco
Hermaphroditus
Air-ride
Last stop
Summary: Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
ISBN: 0312427735
9780312427733
0312422156
9780312422158
Branch Call Number: FICTION EUGENIDES 2002
Subject Headings: Greek Americans Fiction Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Fiction Detroit (Mich.) Fiction Gender identity Fiction Intersexuality Fiction Teenagers Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Greek Americans
Gender identity
Intersexuality
Teenagers
LCCN: 2002019921
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This has it all, a fascinating story, great characters, and very fine writing. Cal, a hermaphrodite, seeks to understand himself and how he came to be by tracing his family history back to Greece.

2002. Eugenides' vivid writing captures the essence of Cal, a hermaphrodite, who sets out to discover himself by tracing the story of his family back to his Greek grandparents.

Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.

Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.


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