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|Number of Pages||544 Pages|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize Winner|
The best book, so far I have read this year, the bildungsroman/coming of age, Middlesex is a beautiful saga that brings to the fore, the angst of a teenage girl as she discovers a biological (life changing) secret that lurks within her. This bitter truth leads to her emancipation and final metamorphosis. The novel tells the tale of the Stephanides family through three generations, spanning from a time in Greece to their final exodus, Grosse Pointe, in the United States of America.
The language and style is exquisite.The move of time-frame from the present to the past is well executed,like a chiaroscuro of moving thoughts and realistic imagery.The character delineations are perfect and deeply moving.Eugenides highlights the "nature vs nurture" motif in good doses and brings up the subject of gender issue, treating it with natural understanding and warm handling. Middlesex has its equal dosage of humour that excites and scatters itself through the pages.Clearly, the author has done his homework on all the facts and figures of scientific research when he was writing this...
To sum it up... Middlesex is my "rainbow of consciousness in a jar " as it left me deeply ponderous. Two thumbs up !!
when i first picked up this book, i was a little apprehensive, given the strong subject matter, however the book itself never gets too heavy or overwhelming, but glides smoothly through out the story. Also it never gets preachy or too sympathetic, but the reader feels how the characters are being normal in their very own way. Strongly recommended.