Friday, June 18, 2010

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex is not only an entertaining work of fiction and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; it is a thought provoking examination of gender constructs and identity. Cal, formerly known as Calliope, narrates the story and guides the reader through his twisted family tree in the hopes of discovering more about his identity as an intersex individual. Eugenides challenges us to abandon preconceived notions of what it means to be "male" or "female" as the gender lines are blurred beyond recognition.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3555.U4 M53 2002
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Ashley Bloomfield, Program Assistant, Rodgers Center
Rating: Highly Recommended

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