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Middlesex characters Á 107 æ Na Primavera de 1974 Calliope Stephanides estudante num colégio de raparigas em Gross Pointe Michigan vê se irresistivelmente atraída por uma colega de turma arruivada fumadora compulsiva com um dom para as artes dramáticas A paixão ue se desenvolve secretamente entre as duas bem como o não desenvolvimento de Callie levDade não é rapariga nenhumaA explicação para este alarmante estado de coisas reside numa mutação genética rara e num segredo inconfessado ue perseguiu os avós de Callie desde o desmoronamento do Império Otomano à Detroit dos anos vinte passando pelos gloriosos tempos da Motor City pelos motins raciais de 1967 até à segunda migração da família para um país estrangeiro num s. Exactly the flawless masterpiece you've heard it is I've read hundreds of novels in my day this is in the top 3 On eual shelf with A Confederacy of Dunces Blonde My own personal trifecta perfecta The THE the best novels of ALL TIME I will never stop lauding this book Unbelievable mythic; the stuff from the Gods to anyone with an eye brain to receive from the way up up up heightsThis is LIFE AFFIRMING literature that's meant to be treasured for the rest of your blessed life The main character will stay with you until the day you die

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Ubúrbio da cidade Graças ao gene Callie é em parte rapariga em parte rapaz E embora as viagens épicas do gene tenham terminado a sua odisseia individual ainda mal começouUm triunfo extraordinário do consagrado autor de As Virgens Suicidas a historia mirabolante de um gene ue atravessa três gerações de uma família de gregos americanos ate florescer no corpo de uma jovem adolescen. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a surprising and wonderfully written story about the life of CalliopeCal Stephanopolis who in the opening lines was born twice first as a baby girland then again as a teenage boy The subject of hermaphroditism or intersexuality is addressed throughout as the book as a running theme as the cinématographiue narrator Cal looks back at his childhood as Calliope and explains his complex incestuous family history from the origins of her grandparents as Greeks fleeing Smyrna as the Turks invade to Detroit from the 20s up to the 70s The narrative time shifts between his life as a 41 year old man Cal to this running family history written in a witty humorous style which I found fun and engaging The text ingeniously woven together from history and science with many recurrent themes silkworms Greek orthodox beliefs and practices guilt and redemption etc I couldn't put this book down This is the only Eugenides book I have read but it will definitely check out his other booksAn interesting sidenote trying to explain the book daddy is reading to my 7yo daughter and my 10yo son I was able to painlessly explain why brothers and sisters cannot get married a very common kid's uestion and even reproductive functions in a painless and intuitive way since Callie has organs of both sexes but the penis zizi in kid's French is inside her vagina zezette she cannot have babies and will never menstruate clean the house where the baby can live She also has too many male hormones to develop breasts which happens about the same time or just before menstruation This deformation was the improbable result of the union of a brother and sister two generations back Nature wants to ensure a varied gene pool and thus it is better to seek love outside one's own family This explanation seemed to satisfy both of them UPDATE Great recent article at good housekeepingcom

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MiddlesexNa Primavera de 1974 Calliope Stephanides estudante num colégio de raparigas em Gross Pointe Michigan vê se irresistivelmente atraída por uma colega de turma arruivada fumadora compulsiva com um dom para as artes dramáticas A paixão ue se desenvolve secretamente entre as duas bem como o não desenvolvimento de Callie leva a a desconfiar ue não é uma rapariga igual às outras Na ver. “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” I'd heard Middlesex was about a character who was born intersex and raised as a girl a compelling enough premise on its own but I didn't realize this book was a rich complex family drama spanning multiple generations and featuring heavy subjects like incest immigration family secrets and twentieth century AmericaIt seems some readers were disappointed about this and wanted from our protagonist and narrator but I honestly love these kind of stories So many characters came in and out of this novel and were in turns likeable deserving of sympathy annoying and downright insufferable but kind of in a good way I love it when authors create such well drawn individuals who feel so completely real and alive it makes me far invested in their storiesAnd there is so much going on here We are taken on a journey of familial and genetic history from a small Greek village to Detroit prohibition race riots and many cultural changes to suburban Michigan Eugenides allows Cal to explore his identity and come to terms with who he is by taking his story way back to the beginning Back before he uestioned his gender; back before he was even conceivedI actually uite liked the idea that a person has been years in the making long before they're born That our stories begin way before us in far off lands in communities and societies that are foreign to us Not to get too cheesy but there's something pleasantly overwhelming about novels that make me feel small amid the vast expanse of the universeI really liked it I liked the science I liked the history And I really liked the novel's humanity all these unforgettable characters each having an important part to play in the story of Calliope Cal StephanidesBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube