Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: July 18, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307401944
ISBN - 13: 9780307401946
From the Publisher
Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a
Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth
century, Jeffrey Eugenides' witty, exuberant novel on one level
tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic,
absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with
generous doses of tragedy and high comedy.
But there's a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie
-- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us
spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the
twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and
Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village
in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set
our narrator's life in motion.
Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of
crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy
promptings of desire. It's a brilliant exploration of divided
people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the
connected halves that make up ourselves and our world. Justly
acclaimed when it was released in Fall 2002, it announces the
arrival of a major writer for our times.
From the Hardcover edition.