Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

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.

Reviews of Middlesex

  • ‘A masterful dissection and reassembling of the American Dream into a shape you will not quite have seen anywhere before’ Daily Telegraph

    ‘Superb. Warm and beautifully written. Illuminates part of the human soul’ Sunday Times

    ‘Truly original and compelling’ Daily Mail

    ‘Eugenides is a big and a big-hearted talent’ Jonathan Franzen