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  • ISBN: 9780312422158
  • ISBN: 0312422156
  • Physical Description: viii, 529 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Picador ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003, ©2002.

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5050 Silver spoon -- Matchmaking -- Immodest proposal -- Silk road -- Henry Ford's -- English-language melting pot -- Minotaurs -- Marriage on ice -- Tricknology -- Clarinet serenade -- News of the world -- Ex ovo omnia -- Home movies -- Opa! -- Middlesex -- Mediterranean diet -- Wolverette -- Waxing lyrical -- Obscure object -- Tiresias in love -- Flesh and blood -- Gun on the wall -- Oracular vulva -- Looking myself up in Webster's -- Go west, young man -- Gender dysphoria in San Francisco -- Hermaphroditus -- Air-ride -- Last stop.
Summary, etc.: Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides' novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of an 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 an 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.
Subject: Greek Americans Fiction
Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Fiction
Detroit (Mich.) Fiction
Gender identity Fiction
Intersexuality Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Gender identity
Greek Americans
Michigan Detroit
Michigan Grosse Pointe
City and town life Fiction
Fictional Works
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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