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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.'

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and her truly unique family secret, born on the slopes of Mount Olympus and passed on through three generations.

Growing up in 70s Michigan, Calliope's special inheritance will turn her into Cal, the narrator of this intersex, inter-generational epic of immigrant life in 20th century America.

Middlesex won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 38mm | 380g
  • Fourth Estate Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780007528646
  • 18,479

Review quote

'A masterful dissection and reassembling of the American Dream into a shape you will not quite have seen anywhere before' Daily Telegraph

'Superb. Warm and beautifully written. Illuminates part of the human soul' Sunday Times

'Truly original and compelling' Daily Mail

'Eugenides is a big and a big-hearted talent' Jonathan Franzen
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About Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of three novels. His first, The Virgin Suicides (1993), is now considered a modern classic. Middlesex (2002) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and both Middlesex and The Marriage Plot (2011) were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Fresh Complaint, a collection of short stories, was published in 2017. Eugenides is a member both of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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612,990 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 40% (247,606)
4 34% (206,079)
3 17% (103,644)
2 6% (34,351)
1 3% (21,310)
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