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Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2003.
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'Middlesex' is the tale of a gene that passes down through three generations and flowers in the teenage body of Callie. Thanks to this gene, she begins to realise she is part girl, part boy. What results is a fable of the intricacies of gender and the untidy promptings of desire.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0747561621 9780747561620 0747564485 9780747564485
OCLC Number: 52436902
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2003.
Description: viii, 529 pages ; 20 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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A story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition era Detroit,  Read more...

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'Superbly readable' Sunday Telegraph 'Truly original and compelling' Daily Mail 'A vibrant chronicle ... wonderful' Independent

 
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