Study Guide

Middlesex Book 3, Chapter 5

By Jeffrey Eugenides

Book 3, Chapter 5

The Wolverette

  • Not wanting his white daughter to go to a predominantly black school, Milton enrolls Calliope in boarding school. Maybe Paula Deen's family goes there too?
  • The locker rooms bring out a lot of anxiety in Calliope since, developmentally, she's so far behind the other girls.
  • She starts growing out her hair to hide from other girls… like Cousin Itt.