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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Mar 03, 2008

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008

Wow! What an incredible novel. Middlesex is written as a narrative/autobiography (although it is fictional) of a male-raised-female hermaphrodite. Callie, now known as Cal, tells of his family history dating back to 1920's Turkey and explains how he came to be born the way he was. The shocking story of his grandparent's marriage, his parents courtship and marriage, and the trials of his childhhod and adolescence, as well as adulthood is all covered.

This is a well researched and thought out book that goes into great detail to tell the story. If you don't appriciate detail, or the slow telling of a story, this book may be too long for you. But if you have patience, this is well worth your time. This book is funny, touching and very smartly written.
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Jennifer I originally snubbed my nose at this book and it's topic, but you are the second person I've talk to who has enjoyed it. So...I've added it to my list of books to read.


Monica I hope you like it. According to some of the other reviews I've read, it's a true story. I was under the impression it was fiction, so I guess I was wrong about that.


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