Posted by: Shirley | April 6, 2012

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot

BOOKThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2012 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
WHERE
: Vittoria Caffe, 296 Hanover St, North End
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In The Marriage Plot, Eugenides’ third novel and first in ten years (following the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex), Eugenides describes a year or so in the lives of three college seniors at Brown in the early 80s. There is Madeleine, a self-described “incurable romantic” who is slightly embarrassed at being so normal. There is Leonard, a brilliant, temperamental student from the Pacific Northwest. And completing the triangle is Mitchell, a Religious Studies major from Eugenides’ own Detroit. What follows is a book delivered in sincere and genuine prose, tracing the end of the students’ college days and continuing into those first, tentative steps toward true adulthood. This is a thoughtful and at times disarming novel about life, love, and discovery, set during a time when so much of life seems filled with deep portent.

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