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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Published by Picador in New York .
Written in English


  • Greek Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Gender identity -- Fiction.,
  • Hermaphroditism -- Fiction.,
  • Teenagers -- Fiction.,
  • Grosse Pointe (Mich.) -- Fiction.,
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJeffrey Eugenides.
LC ClassificationsPS3555.U4 M53 2002b, PS3555.U4 M53 2002b
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 529 p. ;
Number of Pages529
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18261476M
ISBN 100312422156

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