Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides


I didn't understand as much of this complex novel as perhaps I should have done but the dark, comic, strange family saga in the Tristram Shandy tradition is a good read and oddly compelling. Let down by its terrible title, which is probably not as awkward to American (or Greek) ears. [Ju's note: Since I read this, it's had quite a lot of publicity and hype. Well, it already had quite a lot of publicity as it won the Pullitzer Prize when it came out, but it then had the high accolade of appearing on the Oprah show, which seems amazing considering its subversive emphasis on incest, death and sexual identity. I wonder if Ms Winfrey actually read it?]

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