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Jeffrey Eugenides

Author of Middlesex

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About the Author

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 8, 1960. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in English and creative writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to in 1993 and was made into a feature film. His other works show more include Middlesex, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and The Marriage Plot. He is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex (2002) 27,273 copies
The Virgin Suicides (1993) 12,730 copies
The Marriage Plot (2011) — Author — 5,320 copies
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Editor — 766 copies
Fresh Complaint: Stories (2017) 577 copies
The Switch [2010 film] (2010) — Writer — 59 copies
Thomas Demand (2005) 46 copies
Air Mail [short fiction] (2003) 42 copies

Associated Works

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) — Introduction, some editions — 39,832 copies
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 630 copies
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contributor — 355 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contributor — 337 copies
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contributor — 238 copies
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 182 copies
Burned Children of America (2001) — Contributor — 123 copies
Best Food Writing 2001 (2001) — Contributor — 66 copies

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The Virgin Suicides in Someone explain it to me... (July 2013)

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Possibly the best book I have EVER read. Ever.
 
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kdegour23 | 631 other reviews | May 29, 2024 |
I pretty much gobbled this book. I found the descriptions and discussion of manic-depressive illness fascinating and was curious about Mitchell's religious pursuits (especially in India). The literary references struck a chord and I enjoyed the story. Not having read Middlesex, I can't compare it but I will definitely add it my list. Eugenides is a phenomenal researcher and a talented writer.
 
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featherbooks | 288 other reviews | May 7, 2024 |
Reads a lot like an overly intense and dramatized documentary, but still interesting and very well written. At times it seemed hard to empathize with the entire situation since the parents and the girls were all such insane/inexplicable people. Even if this was the goal that was emphasized by the perspective the book took, it was slightly frustrating...
 
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mrbearbooks | 256 other reviews | Apr 22, 2024 |
Simply one of the greatest books I have ever read, and a deserving winner of the Pullitzer. Stunning.
 
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ISBNs
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