Intro for October 5, 2011

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2011 14:01:30 October 5, 2011 14:01:30

Dear Gossips,

Like many of you, I have waited 10 years for a new Jeffrey Eugenides. The Marriage Plot is finally here. WeΓÇÖre going on a proper holiday in 2 weeks. A part of me wants to save it for the beach. Last night however I attacked the first chapter. Should I hold off and savour it in the sun? No willpower when it comes to books.

HBO announced in 2009 that they were working on a one hour drama series based on Middlesex, produced by Rita Wilson. This is something I try to unlearn all the time. Will it be everything? Will it be nature vs nuture via CalΓÇÖs genitalia and also an immigrant story and a love song to Detroit fused with Greek mythology and all culminating in self-discovery and so much more? In the hands of HBO, perhaps thereΓÇÖs less reason to worry. But IΓÇÖve not heard anything about the project in over a year.

Anyway, itΓÇÖs Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. IΓÇÖll be spending it with Eugenides. Am flying today, heading to Toronto and then Montreal on Tuesday for a 9 day trip. Have pre-written most articles and will follow up with anything missed tomorrow.

Thank you for your continued feedback on the site facelift. Your suggestions have been really helpful!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey  


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