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 Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, 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 Callie 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. Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
"Oprah's book club."
Book 1: -- Silver spoon -- Matchmaking -- Immodest proposal -- Silk road -- Book 2: -- Henry Ford's English-language melting pot -- Minotaurs -- Marriage on ice -- Tricknology -- Clarinet serenade -- News of the world -- Ex ovo omnia -- Book 3: -- Home movies -- Opa! -- Middlesex -- Mediterranean diet -- Wolverette -- Waxing lyrical -- Obscure object -- Tiresias in love -- Flesh and blood -- Gun on the wall -- Book 4: -- Oracular vulva -- Looking myself up in Webster's -- Go west, young man -- Gender dysphoria in San Francisco -- Hermaphroditus -- Air-ride -- Last stop