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Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a story about what it means to occupy the complex and unnamed middle ground between male and female, Greek and American, past and present. For Cal, caught between these identities, the journey to adulthood is particularly fraught. Jeffrey Eugenides' epic portrayal of Cal's struggle is classical in its structure and scope and contemporary in its content; a tender and honest examination of a battle that is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 9780007528646 0007528647
OCLC Number: 839312732
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: x, 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.
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'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.'  Read more...

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