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New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Editors’ Choice
A New York Times Notable Book
LONGLIST 2013 – IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
"Mr. Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary."
—The New York Times Book Review
“This extraordinary, liquidly written evocation of love’s mad rush and inevitable failures will feed your mind as you rapidly turn the pages. Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Eugenides’s first novel since 2002’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Middlesex so impressively, ambitiously breaks the mold of its predecessor that it calls for the founding of a new prize to recognize its success both as a novel—and as a Jeffrey Eugenides novel.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“His characteristically deliberate, researched realization of place and personality serve him well, and he strikes perfectly tuned chords.... Eugenides realizes the novel whose dismantling his characters examine.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“A stunning novel—erudite, compassionate and penetrating in its analysis of love relationships.... Dazzling—Eugenides continues to show that he is one of the finest of contemporary novelists.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Sharp dialogue…. A remarkable achievement.... Brilliant.”
“Eugenides, as this novel reminds us, is certainly a fine writer; an urbane but sensitive stylist.”
“It might just be his best work yet.”
"Jeffrey Eugenides is a big and big-hearted talent: generous to his readers in telling stories that unfailingly entertain, and generous to his characters, who mess up and strive and suffer and repent the way anyone we really love does - forgivably."
JEFFREY EUGENIDES was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Medicis, and has sold more than 3 million copies.See all Product Description
I picked this book up based on my appreciation of Eugenides previous work. However, this effort is an epic fail. By page 44 I had some serious doubts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carolyn!
If you're in the mood for a dense, verbose novel then this is a good pick. I enjoyed it - not everyone did. Read morePublished 10 months ago by RT
The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex are books of incredible depth. They can be re-read over and over, and still the reader gets pleasure from the story, from the prose and from the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pen Name
The book was well written but I found the two male characters really unlikable - to the point where I did not really want to keep reading. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kelsi
Wow. How well written. Captures human nature. Delves masterfully into the world of mental health issues in an average world.Published on July 20 2013 by MaudeMaryKate
I was really looking forward to diving into this book - made it to the 1/2 way point and just couldn't go on.
Tedious is the word that comes to mind.
I surprized my wife by getting her this book. She loved it. The library didn't have enough copies so she is passing it to her daughter to read.Published on Jan. 22 2013 by Donald Gibson
This is a very enjoyable book with interesting characters and a good story. I found it very well written and have already recommended it. Read morePublished on March 31 2012 by Aggie G