Middlesex

Title

Middlesex

Publisher

Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780374199692

Pages

544 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

830L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Intersex; intersex adult

Main Character

intersex adult

Race/Ethnicities

White (Greek)

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

intersex person

Keywords

Greek family; incest; Michigan; world history; silkworms; grandparents; mythology; identity; dating; Chapter Eleven bankruptcy

Diversity Impact

direct

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