Middlesex Summary & Study Guide

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Middlesex is an epic novel that spans three generations and two continents. While growing up in 1960's Detroit, the main character, Calliope Stephanides, discovers that in addition to the troubles of adolescence, she has the body and genes of a boy although was raised as a girl. To understand how this happened, the author tells the story of a family and a secret carried all the way from Greece to America in the 1920's.

Cal tells the story from his point of view - of the history of his family and the genesis of a gene mutation that would eventually wind up in his DNA, giving him his unique genetic make-up and a long troubled identity. Cal takes the reader to the small village of Bithynios in Greece in the 1920's. The country had been ravaged by war with the Turks and the once vibrant village had shrunk...

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