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!