Middlesex by Eugenides, Jeffrey
Middlesex -- Jeffrey Eugenides - Paperback
Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex -- Jeffrey Eugenides - Paperback

Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides--the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl.

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.

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, Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 06/05/2007
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.89lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.51w x 0.91d
ISBN: 9780312427733

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 31
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 116030 / Middlesex

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 11/25/2011 pg. 77
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 98

About the Author
Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Jeffrey Eugenides received The Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex (Picador, 2003). Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, France's Prix Medicis, has sold over four million copies.