Middlesex spans three generations of a Greek-American family, the Stephanides. Calliope, of the youngest generation narrates. Through her, we learn the history of all of the generations and their secrets. The story is really about Calliope, but we can’t learn about her without first going through her family history. You see, Callie is not your regular kind of girl.
With lyrical prose that flies off the page, Jeffrey Eugenides writes a refreshingly different story, one that will stay with me. He gets a little wordy in a couple places, however his humor and beautiful writing makes up for this.
I haven’t read his book The Virgin Suicides; however, I definitely plan to now.
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