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Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

Hermaphrodite ; noun

1. an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present

Callie or Cal? Our narrator is born Calliope Stephanides, but now thinks of himself simply as Cal. 670 more words

Contemporary

About Creativity and Connection

There is something to be said for the deep desire humans have to connect with each other. It’s as though we truly can’t–and were never meant to–go at life alone. 325 more words

It's Just Life

All the Birds Singing, by Evie Wyld

All the Birds Singing is the winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, given to a book judged to be ‘of the highest literary merit’ which presents ‘Australian Life in any of its phases’. 965 more words

Reviews

The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton

Picador are on fire and it seems like they can do no wrong. They are publishing the work of some of the finest contemporary literary writers… 927 more words

Franny

1st or 3rd Person? What do you think?

If you’d like to check out a sample of either style you can find some 1st person stuff here, (which is the introduction for my first novella, Adjective Narcissism) or you can read… 441 more words

Writing

Life Drawing by Robin Black

“In Life Drawing, her gorgeously written first novel, Robin Black unfolds a fierce, honest, and moving portrait of a woman, and of a couple’s life — the betrayals and intimacies, the needs and regrets, the secrets that sustain love and the ones that threaten to destroy it. 844 more words

Book Reviews

Agostino by Alberto Moravia

Sexual awakening…

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Agostino and his widowed mother are staying at a Mediterranean beach resort for the summer. As we meet them, thirteen-year-old Agostino is still a child, devoted to his mother, rather infatuated by her and proud to bask in the admiration she attracts as they spend their days on the beach or swimming from the rowboat they take out each day. 482 more words

Book Review