Sofia E. Groopman
Each man considers that they might be the same person, but quickly dismisses this possibility. I do not think that it spoils the book to say that they should have trusted their intuitions.
The novel lacks the formal sophistication of Eugenides’s debut, “The Virgin Suicides,” nor is the subject matter as thought-provoking as that of his second novel “Middlesex,” which explored the life of a hermaphrodite. Instead he focuses on the difficulties of being a young intellectual in love.