Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The book follows the life of Calliope Stephanides, a Greek-American hermaphrodite, who narrates her epic story starting from her grandparents' incestuous relationship in a small village in Asia Minor to her own self-discovery in 20th century America. The novel delves into themes of identity, gender, and the American dream, while also providing a detailed history of Detroit through the eyes of three generations of an immigrant family.

The 425th greatest book of all time


Published
2002
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
529
Words
196,000
Original Language
English