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The Resource Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Label
Middlesex
Title
Middlesex
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Eugenides
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, Fiction category, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2003.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069298
Cataloging source
IO4
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.U4
LC item number
M53 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek Americans
  • Grosse Pointe (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Gender identity
  • Intersexuality
  • Teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Hermaphrodites
  • Michigan
Target audience
adult
Label
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1: -- Silver spoon -- Matchmaking -- Immodest proposal -- Silk road -- Book 2: -- Henry Ford's English-language melting pot -- Minotaurs -- Marriage on ice -- Tricknology -- Clarinet serenade -- News of the world -- Ex ovo omnia -- Book 3: -- Home movies -- Opa! -- Middlesex -- Mediterranean diet -- Wolverette -- Waxing lyrical -- Obscure object -- Tiresias in love -- Flesh and blood -- Gun on the wall -- Book 4: -- Oracular vulva -- Looking myself up in Webster's -- Go west, young man -- Gender dysphoria in San Francisco -- Hermaphroditus -- Air-ride -- Last stop
Control code
19215296
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 529 pages
Isbn
9780312422158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn138755139
  • (OCoLC)138755139
Label
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1: -- Silver spoon -- Matchmaking -- Immodest proposal -- Silk road -- Book 2: -- Henry Ford's English-language melting pot -- Minotaurs -- Marriage on ice -- Tricknology -- Clarinet serenade -- News of the world -- Ex ovo omnia -- Book 3: -- Home movies -- Opa! -- Middlesex -- Mediterranean diet -- Wolverette -- Waxing lyrical -- Obscure object -- Tiresias in love -- Flesh and blood -- Gun on the wall -- Book 4: -- Oracular vulva -- Looking myself up in Webster's -- Go west, young man -- Gender dysphoria in San Francisco -- Hermaphroditus -- Air-ride -- Last stop
Control code
19215296
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 529 pages
Isbn
9780312422158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn138755139
  • (OCoLC)138755139

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