|Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Middlesex, the Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides|
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box (2005-01-01)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 1897082002 / 9781897082003
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 1051477
Transformation, identity, fate, destiny, crime, and punishment are some of the fascinating themes that are unraveled for readers in the Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide for Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Middlesex. The guide looks at the central character Callie, a hermaphrodite, and fits her unusual story against an historic and cultural backdrop which includes Detroit in the 1930's, prohibition, silk-making, myths, legends and Greek tragedy. Bookclub-in-a-Box illustrates how Eugenides takes this heart-wrenching, but not uncommon situation, and presents it with respect, sympathy and dignity. As a reader, they will gain a deeper understanding and insight into the complex layers of this riveting story:
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