Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Marriage Plot

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Our story begins with a love triangle in the 1980s at Brown University:

Madeleine Hann is the English major whose senior thesis focuses on "the marriage plot" the drives the great novels of Jane Austen and George Eliot;

Mitchell Grammaticus is Madeleine's friend and a wayward student of religion; and

Leonard Bankhead is the charismatic science major and boyfriend of Madeleine.

Together, these three create their own marriage plot: Mitchell loves Madeleine, and Madeleine loves Leonard. And Leonard is crazy.

I will reveal no more, as you simply must read this. Amazing writing! Just as good as Middlesex!


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