If I think about the books that I enjoyed the most, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex is definitely on my top 5. It’s one of those books that got my attention from the first rows and that I enjoyed until I finished reading all the 600 pages.
It starts like this :
“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license…records my first name simply as Cal.”