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He intended Middlesex to be "the story [he] wasn't getting from the memoir". Eugenides worked on Middlesex for nine years. He started writing during his short-term residence at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, United States, [note 2] and finished the novel in BerlinGermany; he had accepted a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service in He wanted to "[tell] epic events in the third person and psychosexual events in the first person".
According to Eugenides, the voice "had to render the experience of a teenage girl and an adult man, or an adult male-identified hermaphrodite". Instead of trying to create a separate person, I tried to pretend that I had this [physical feature] and that I had lived through this as much as I could".
Rather than a "slim fictional autobiography" of an intersex individual, the novel would be epic in scope, tracing the lives of three generations of Greek Americans. Eugenides lived in Brooklyn when he began his first draft of the novel.
He went through a lengthy brainstorming process. He would write 50 pages in one voice, restart in a different voice with 75 pages, and then pursue a different narrative angle. He wanted the novel to be an "intimate" portrayal of protagonist Cal's transformation, so he wrote a draft in the first-person narrative in Cal's voice.
He could not, however, portray Cal's grandparents intimately, so he completely abandoned his preceding year's draft in favor of writing the book in the third-person.
He gradually violated his narrative convention by restoring the first-person voice amid the third-person narration to depict the mindsets of both Cal and Cal's grandparents.
During the writing process, Eugenides moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan and later returned to Brooklyn. Worried about the narrative's sounding forced, he added instances of "self-reflexivity" to Cal's voice.
After several years of struggling with the narrative voice, Eugenides finally seated himself at his desk and wrote Middlesex's initial page, " words that contained the DNA for the protein synthesis of the entire book.
List of characters in Middlesex Cal his masculine identityalso known as Calliope femininerecounts how 5-alpha-reductase deficiencya recessive condition, caused him to be born with female characteristics.
The book continues with accounts of his family's history, starting with his paternal grandparents in their home village and ending with his father's funeral. These accounts cover the conception of Cal, his teenage years, and the discovery of his intersex condition.
Throughout the book, Cal weaves his opinion of the events in hindsight and of his life after his father's funeral. Eugenides sets Middlesex in the 20th century and interjects historical elements, such as the Balkan Warsthe Nation of Islamthe Detroit riotand the Watergate scandal in the story.
Cal's grandparents flee from Smyrna, boarding a passenger ship, as the city burns in flames. The accounts of Cal's family history start in Eugenides places the village high on the slope of Mount Olymposabove the city of Bursaand describes incestuous marriages between cousins as a quietly accepted custom among the villagers.
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