Jeffrey Eugenides

“In those days you could identify a person's nationality by smell. Lying on her back with eyes closed, Desdemona could detect the telltale oniony aroma of a Hungarian woman on her right, and the raw-meat smell of an Armenian on her left. (And they, in turn, could peg Desdemona as a Hellene by her aroma of garlic and yogurt.)”


Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
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Middlesex Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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