Middlesex - Book 2, Henry Ford's English Language Melting Pot Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Henry Ford's English Language Melting Pot Summary

Cal introduces Detroit by flashing back to one of his childhood memories where his father takes him for their annual lunch date at the top of the Pontchartrain Hotel. The two dine above the city where they can view a piece of Detroit history and Calliope's father tells her a story about the history of Detroit. Just as they view Detroit from above, in another time, Lefty and Desdemona are introduced to the city from the windows of a train. After they have survived the rigorous processes of Ellis Island, Desdemona even has her braids cut off, although she is very unhappy about it and vows that she will never get another haircut.

The couple is expecting to be greeted by their cousin Sourmelina, so once they disembark from the train, Lefty goes to find...

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