Middlesex - The Wolverette - Waxing Lyrical Summary & Analysis

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Since there is a threat of busing, Milton sends Callie to a prep school called Baker.As a seventh grader in 1972, she attends Inglis School for Girls. Callie does not quite fit in. She is an “ethnic girl” among the WASPs descended from the Mayflower and auto empires. She is not athletic, as an account of a day playing goalie for the field hockey team attests, and her body still has not matured. She is short and flat. She wears braces, and her nose begins to arch. She dreads showering in the girls’ locker room with her more developed classmates, instead changing without getting naked and faking a shower by wetting her hair in the water fountain.

Callie befriends the other ethnic girls who bought their way into the school. Chapter Eleven avoids getting drafted into the Vietnam War and begins studying engineering in...

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