Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides, Read by Nathan Osgood

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Narrated By: Nathan Osgood

Duration: 1 day and 17 minutes

What to expect

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 1967, 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 an 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 won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

Listen to a sample

‘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