Middlesex (US Edition)
Middlesex (US Edition)
ISBN
9780374199692
Released
January 1, 2002
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Book condition

A near-fine first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. There is a small tear to the front paste-down, and some marks to the front cover. Slight push-in to bottom of cloth spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with some wrinkling to the front flap.



About

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal."


So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.


Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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