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by Eugenides, Jeffrey.

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Call number: BOCD Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Read by Kristoffer Tabori.

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

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Community Reviews

Fabulous reader

The reader really makes this great book even greater

A fascinating read

A fascinating story of an intersex person who grows up in 1950s and 1960s Michigan. Intersex people are born without "clear' male or female bodies so doctors usually assign them a gender shortly after birth. This book deals with homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism and prejudice against immigrants and those who are not Protestant. The book does contain some scary violent scenes.

Very Good, But...

The reader is obviously not from Detroit and he didn't consult anyone who is. He pronounces things incorrectly, like Gratiot (he says Graty-ot). His German pronunciation is also off.


This book is captivating. Not only is the story unique and interesting, and the characters endearing, but the history of Detroit is woven into the fibers of the story seamlessly. I definitely recommend reading this, if you live around here.

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