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The Resource Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Label
Middlesex
Title
Middlesex
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Eugenides
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Point, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking strawberry blond classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs is a rare genetic mutation--and a guilty secret--that have followed Callie's grandparents from the crumbling Ottoman Empire to Prohibition-era Detroit and beyond, even through the family's second migration, to the suburbs. And though the gene's epic travels have ended, Callie's own odyssey has just begun
Summary
Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, Fiction category, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2003.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2003.
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069298
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eugenides, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.U4
LC item number
M53 2002
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  • 830
  • 830
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek Americans
  • Gender identity
  • Intersexuality
  • Teenagers
  • City and town life
  • Suburban life
  • Grosse Pointe (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
general
Label
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Oprah's book club"--Cover
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 529 p.
Isbn
9780312427733
Lccn
2002-19921
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48951262
  • (OCoLC)138755139
Label
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Publication
Note
"Oprah's book club"--Cover
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 529 p.
Isbn
9780312427733
Lccn
2002-19921
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48951262
  • (OCoLC)138755139

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