Book Read! Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex, 2002.
First sentence: “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.”
Sentence p. 99 (I choose this page after reading this article): “The new country and its language have helped to push the past a little further behind.”
Last Sentence: “I lost track after a while, happy to be home, weeping for my father, and thinking about what was next.”
I’ve read this book after hearing about it on the Books on the Nightstand podcast (a great podcast by the way, that I highly recommend). I knew Eugenides from The Virgin Suicides, that I had really liked.
The first sentence got me right away, and the rest of the book lived up to my expectations. It was a great read, an unusual story told from the viewpoint of the main character.