I have searched high and low, every bookcase in my house (and there are a lot) and I cannot find my copy of Middlesex.  I am so disappointed, because I was really looking forward to finally reading it.  I wonder if I have a box of books somewhere that I never unpacked (unlikely) or if I left it at my mom’s house (more likely, and more tragic, since she lives over 1,000 miles away).

ANYWAY, since I need to read a book I own, and I need to read a Pulitzer Prize winner, I am going to attempt to read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  The only problem is that my copy is in Spanish. I bought that book at the height of my Spanish proficiency, when I was constantly speaking, reading, writing, translating, and even teaching it.  Can I still read a full-length novel in a foreign language?  Will I be able to review it coherently in English?  We’ll see.  But I’ll try my best.

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