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The Speed of Sperm

Jeffrey Eugenides

‘I was born twice: once, as a baby girl, at 4.53 a.m. on a remarkably unpolluted Detroit day in 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in the offices of our family physician, Dr Arnold Philobosian, in 1976.’

Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit in 1960 and grew up in the city's suburbs. In 1996 he was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides has been made into a film. His second novel, Middlesex, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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