Book discussion: Middlesex

Monday, April 10, 2017 (All day)

Our next book for discussion will be the much-vaunted novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Join us for a pair of conversations Monday, April 10:

• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation,
• and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation.

Spanning eight decades, this Pulitzer Prize winner is a grand fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. In the spring of 1974, Calliope finds herself drawn to a classmate, and the passion that furtively develops between them  - along with Callie's failure to develop -  leads Callie to suspect she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia, back to 1922 when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers and one rare genetic mutation set in motion a metamorphosis.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today! 

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides