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Middlesex (Unabridged)
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In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callies failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.P
The explanation for this shocking state of affairs is a rare genetic mutation - and a guilty secret - that have followed Callies grandparents from the crumbling Ottoman Empire to Prohibition-era Detroit and beyond, outlasting the glory days of the Motor City, the race riots of 1967, and the familys second migration, into the foreign country known as suburbia. Thanks to the gene, Callie is part girl, part boy. And even though the genes epic travels have ended, her own odyssey has only begun.P
Spanning eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenides long-awaited second novel is a grand, original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.

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