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tonya

Another movie I missed in the theater that I'll definitely have to see. Thanks for the review. Did you ever read MIDDLESEX, by the way? One of the most compelling contemporary novels in my opinion.

philip

No...tell me a little about it (MIDDLESEX)...

M

MIDDLESEX IS AMAZING! NO DESCRIPTION CAN DO IT JUSTICE. IT'S HARROWING AND WNODERFUL....PICK IT UP:)

tonya

M is right! It's hard to describe but it's half American epic of the 20th Century as seen through the eyes of immigrants (and there's a little bit about Greek history -- the burning of Smyrna -- so horrible...), and half about gender / sex identity. It's by Jeffrey Eugenides and won the Pulitzer a few years ago. It's really well written, he's able to deal with race, class and gender pretty effectively in a short space, and the characters are really vividly drawn and their situations so compelling. The main character, Cal (and his grandmother, Desdemona) stayed in my head forever...

philip

Thanks for the tip, Tonya & M...I am ordering it from Alibris now!

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