Middlesex is Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer-winning novel about Cal, the intersex protagonist who uncovers a guilty family secret and an astonishing genetic history as he comes of age. ,Explore a character analysis of Cal/Calliope, plot summary, and important quotes.
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See a complete list of the characters in Middlesex and in-depth analyses of Cal/Calliope Stephanides, Desdemona Stephanides, Eleutherios “Lefty” Stephanides, and Milton Stephanides.
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