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Middlesex - A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school, Grosse Pointe, MI, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde 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. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia - back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City, 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 in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite. Sprawling across eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenide's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Audie Award for best unabridged fiction, Middlesex marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker.

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school, Grosse Pointe, MI, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde 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. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia - back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City, 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 in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite. Sprawling across eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenide's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Audie Award for best unabridged fiction, Middlesex marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school, Grosse Pointe, MI, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde 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. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia - back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City, 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 in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite. Sprawling across eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenide's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Audie Award for best unabridged fiction, Middlesex marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kristoffer Tabori

Length:

21h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:38


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

55:22


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

56:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

35:30


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:06:29


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

51:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

53:10


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

40:32


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

42:35


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

36:56


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

36:36


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

45:31


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

48:50


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

47:29


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

50:13


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

42:40


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

26:51


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

53:30


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

44:52


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

38:46


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

53:42


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

54:36


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

37:58


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

44:36


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

41:22


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

46:21


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

40:44


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

42:17


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

07:54