EW Staff
May 10, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In Michael Cunningham’s heartbreakingly true to life novel Flesh and Blood, we witness 100 years and three generations of a Greek immigrant family. Constantine Stassos settles in Newark, marries an Italian-American working-class girl named Mary, moves to the burbs, and has the requisite three kids (a homecoming princess, a cross-dressing Harvardian, and a drug user). One meets tragedy; the others discover workable versions of the American dream. A

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