Middlesex - Flesh and Blood - The Gun on the Wall Summary & Analysis

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Before Callie heads off to Petoskey, she watches as Milton, an entrenched supporter of Richard Nixon despite the breaking Watergate scandal, argues in favor of American isolationism with his longtime Greek friends. He turns his back on his heritage. Betrayed, his friends leave in a huff, destroying a decades-long Sunday dinner tradition. Tessie is enraged with Milton for driving their social circle away, and Father Mike comforts her, much to the Zoe’s embarrassment.

Callie travels north with the Object’s intoxicated father, arriving safely at the familial mansion on Little Traverse Bay. She is surprised to find the Object flirting with Rex Reese, whose family owns property nearby, a fact the Object never mentioned. The four teenagers (including Jerome) slog through a cedar marsh to a hunting lodge, where Rex lights a joint and continues to get drunk. Rex...

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