The Question and Answer section for Middlesex is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What chapter is this referring to?
Desdemona takes a silver spoon out of the box, ties a string to it, and dangles the spoon over Tessie's pregnant belly. Until now, Desdemona has gotten twenty-three out of twenty-three guesses correct, and, after a little hesitation, she declares...
I don't think Cal has a mental disorder. He is traumatized from his conflict over is sexual identity but he is articulate and understanding. At times, he might be depressed but this is understandable considering what he is going through.