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Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides

About the Book:

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974."

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and her truly unique family secret, born on the slopes of Mount Olympus and passed on through three generations.

Growing up in 70s Michigan, Calliope’s special inheritance will turn her into Cal, the narrator of this intersex, inter-generational epic of immigrant life in 20th century America.

Middlesex won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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  • Cecilia

    just realised I missed this as i was out of the uk for the past 2 weeks oops! I really enjoyed the book as well though :)

    April 2, 2014

  • Lainie N.

    hey guys, this book got rated 8 out of 10 everyone seemed to really love it. :)

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Helen M.

    I have no where near finished the book but I'm going to come along anyway.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Lainie N.

    for anyone else who was confused by the name "chapter eleven"

    March 25, 2014

  • janette

    Hello, unfortunately I can't make it on Thursday,I hope you have a great discussion.

    March 24, 2014

    • Lainie N.

      oh no, hopefully see you next time x

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one as only just back in the UK on Wednesday and haven't read the book! Looking forward to hearing what the book for April will be. :)

    March 23, 2014

    • Lainie N.

      Hey! Look forward to seeing you in April. Let me know if there are any books you would like to recommend! x

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've not been to either of these so I can't vouch for them but The Stonhouse (SW4 6BJ) or The Sun (SW4 0JL), both around Clapham Old Town area, could be good to try. Or Bar Story just by Peckham Rye overground (SE15 4QL) is another one.

    March 22, 2014

    • Lainie N.

      thanks Rachel, I'll check those out and update the meetup asap. x

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hagen & Hyde in Balham is a nice pub with lots of space.

    March 2, 2014

    • Lainie N.

      Hi Rachel, we actually went there in January and it was lovely, would prefer to try somewhere else so let me know if you've got any other recommendations :) x

      March 12, 2014

  • Lainie N.

    Hi all, anyone got any locations they would like to suggest for this meetup? Clapham and Peckham were two places that seemed popular choices last night when we were chatting. ????

    February 28, 2014

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