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Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Fictional Works
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0374199698 9780374199692
OCLC Number: 48951262
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2003
Description: viii, 529 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Book one: The silver spoon --
Matchmaking --
An immodest proposal --
The silk road --
Book two: Henry Ford's English-language melting pot --
Minotaurs --
Marriage on ice --
Tricknology --
Clarinet serenade --
News of the world --
Ex ovo omnia --
Book three: Home movies --
Opa! --
Middlesex --
The Mediterranean diet --
The wolverette --
Waxing lyrical --
The obscure object --
Tiresias in love --
Flesh and blood --
The gun on the wall --
Book four: The oracular vulva --
Looking myself up in Webster's --
Go West, young man --
Gender dysphoria in San Francisco --
Hermaphroditus --
Air-ride --
The last stop.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Eugenides.
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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 grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.

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