Middlesex - Ex Ovo Omnia Summary & Analysis

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After graduating from Annapolis in 1949, Milton and Tessie are stationed in Pearl Harbor. It is in the same year when Zoe marries Father Mike, having found no better prospects. In 1951, Milton and Tessie move to Norfolk, Virginia. Milton serves in the Korean War from 1951-3, and the military life instills in him discipline and xenophobia. Chapter Eleven is born in March of 1954, and Desdemona dreams of retiring to New Smyrna Beach in Florida.

1n 1956, Milton leaves the military and moves back to Detroit with his family to renovate Lefty’s shabby bar into a Greek-American diner, though the neighborhood is deteriorating. As the diner thrives, Milton moves Tessie and Chapter Eleven to a new middle class suburb called Indian Village. Lina has moved to the southwest United States with a woman named Mrs. Evelyn Watson whom she met at a Theosophical Society meeting

Milton slowly pushes...

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