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Middlesex Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Home Movies Summary

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Book 3, Home Movies Summary

Cal remembers when his eyes were switched on, just after he was born as Calliope. The nurse bathed him and then Dr. Philobosian examined his body. The doctor pulled the baby's legs apart and saw the expected female genitalia. To see anything amiss, he would have had to look closer.

Desdemona returns home to find that Lefty has had a stroke and is lying on the kitchen floor. Desdemona puts her ear to his chest and does not hear a heart beat. Desdemona cries out but deep down feels a measure of happiness and relief. When she lies down on his chest again, she hears his heart beating. Lefty is rushed to the hospital where he recovers but is unable to speak.

When it is time for Calliope to be baptized, Milton tells his mother that he refuses to baptize her and doesn't...

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