This book is on my top-ten-of-all-time list! The story sweeps through three generations of the Stephanides family, chasing an unseen gene mutation that was destined to land right in the lap of Calliope Stephanides, literally. The story is written around actual historical occurrences and tells of each generation living through its own oppression, from the burning of Smyrna to the Detroit race riots of l967, to Calliope's own secret. From one generation to the next forbidden love endures, but not without consequences. This is a significant and incredible novel and I hated to see the last page.
Krystal W. (Artist4life925) reviewed Middlesex (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) on + 2 more book reviews
Very interesting book! The author is a bit dry sometimes, but overall good storytelling!