Through eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence - Jeffrey Eugenides' long-awaited second novel is a breathtaking vision of the American Dream and a modern fable of crossed bloodlines, immigration, the intricacies of gender, and deep, untidy desire. Lefty and Desdemona must flee the Turks who are invading their crumbling city in the Ottoman Empire, and decide to head for America. What this unusual brother and sister do not realise is that a rare genetic mutation is following them. It secretly travels with them first to Detroit, and then to suburbia, through prohibition and the race riots of 1967. And in the spring of 1974, their granddaughter Calliope finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls.
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|Middlesex Bloomsbury Publishing Jeffrey E. |
And even though the gene' s epic travels have ended, her own odyssey has only begun. Thanks to the gene, Callie is part girl, part boy. In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blond classmate with a gift for acting.
|Bill of Middlesex Книга по Требованию Frederic P. M. |
The Bill of Middlesex was a legal fiction used by the Court of King' s Bench to gain jurisdiction over cases traditionally in the remit of the Court of Common Pleas. Hinging on the King' s Bench' s remaining criminal jurisdiction over the county of Middlesex, the bill allowed them to take cases traditionally in the remit of other common law courts by claiming that the defendant had committed trespass in Middlesex. Once the defendant was in custody, the trespass complaint would be quietly dropped and other complaints (such as debt or detinue) would be added. Part of a large reform movement to prevent equitable courts such as the Court of Chancery undermining their business, the Bill was far cheaper and faster than the older equivalents used by the Chancery and Common Pleas, leading to a drop in their business and an increase in that of the King' s Bench. As such, the Chancery attempted to issue injunctions to prevent its use, although not particularly effectively.
|Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 2 Книга по Требованию Cutter W.R. |
|History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Книга по Требованию Hudson C. |
|The visitation of Middlesex, began in the year 1663 Книга по Требованию Ryley W. |
|London and Middlesex Книга по Требованию Brayley E.W. |
|Ancient Middlesex with brief biographical sketches of the men who have served the country officially since its settlement Книга по Требованию Gould L.S. |
|Report Книга по Требованию Laboratories M.H. |
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