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"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl , on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974."
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 Olympos in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of 1967, before they move out to the tree-linde streets of suburban Grosse Point, 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 her 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.
I received this book (along with a box of traditional sweets from Krete) as a present from Myrto for the Bally-Claus 2005 event! Thanks Myrto, you're great!:-)
I hope I get my hands on "The Virgin Suicides", I've seen the movie but now I'd like to read it as well
Many thanks go to Myrto, my Bally-Claus match-made-in-heaven!:-)
Many kisses Myrto!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I am giving this book to my fellow couchsurfer, Ania, so that it can travel the world!
I hope you enjoy it!