Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) USED BOOK

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Condition: 
Good
Signed Copy?: 
No
Inscribed?: 
No
Ex-Library?: 
No
Primary Author: 
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Other Authors: 
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Picador
Publication Date: 
06/05/2007
Book Description: 

<p><i>"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. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal."</i><br><br>So begins 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 l967, before they move 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, <i>Middlesex </i>is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.<br><br><i>Middlesex </i>is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.</p>

ISBN: 
9780312427733
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