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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, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 bef...

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, witnessing 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 family 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 epic.

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Number of Pages: 529

ISBN: 0312422156

ISBN-13: 9780312422158


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Recommended under What's your favorite book that's over 600 pages? (asked by Rachel Syme)

If non-fiction is an option, The 1619 Project. I like all the Middlemarches on here though. I just wrote it on my to-read the other day. I read Middlesex a few years ago and was confused because I realized I conflated them. V good book, just very different.

Recommended under What's your favorite book that's over 600 pages? (asked by Rachel Syme)

War and peace? (He he) favourite favourite might be Middlesex by Jeffrey eugenides already tried it? But I do see that it comes in just under at 544 pages. A saga of a beautiful tale. Cross oceans genders the works 🤗

A wonderfully rich, ambitious novel -- it deserves to be a huge success.

Jeffrey Eugenides is a big and big-hearted talent, and Middlesex is a weird, wonderful novel that will sweep you off your feet.

He has emerged as the great American writer that many of us suspected him of being.

Sweeps the reader along with easy grace and charm, concealing . . . the ache of earned wisdom beneath bushels of inventive storytelling

...an uproarious epic, at once funny and sad, about misplaced identities and family secrets.... Mr. Eugenides has a keen sociological eye for 20th-century American life.... But it's his emotional wisdom, his nuanced insight into his characters' inner lives, that lends this book it...

...an uproarious epic, at once funny and sad, about misplaced identities and family secrets.... Mr. Eugenides has a keen sociological eye for 20th-century American life.... But it's his emotional wisdom, his nuanced insight into his characters' inner lives, that lends this book its cumulative power.

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