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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The main character in Middlesex is Cal Stephanides, a hermaphrodite who was raised as a girl until he was a teenager when it was discovered that he was genetically a boy. Cal decides his that he will live between the genders and be "middlesex." He discovers that his condition was caused by the in-breeding of his ancestors. Jeffrey Eugenides novel tells the family history and how sexual and cultural conditions led to Cal's birth and how Cal lives as both and neither as a man and a woman. It's a book filled with history and family and assimilation, including how all of us sometimes feel out of the mainstream of life and must find our place to fit in. Salon says, "If Cal's tale is not exactly mystical or supernatural, it is indisputably marvelous."