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17 October 2008

Middlesex

Middlesex is Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize winning novel of three generations of a Greek-American family told by the youngest member, Calliope Stephanides.

Cal tells the story of his family from the time of his grandparents in a tiny village near Mount Olympus, Greece just before the Turks invaded to his own life in Germany living as a man, thou raised as a girl.

With beautiful descriptions and captivating history, Eugenides follows the path of one recessive gene as it makes its way through a family until it meets its twin and produces a hermaphrodite - a baby born with the sex organs of both genders.

This is a great epic tale that you will not be able to put down. Written with sensitivity and humor, this is a book not to be missed!

Eugenides, Jeffrey. (2002). Middlesex. New York: Picador.

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