Characters - Alphabetical
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NormaAbdowCal's friend.
BeckyAmigliatoCal's hockey teammate.
MichaelAntoniouTessie's brother-in-law and ex-fiancé.
MissBakerThe founder of Trombley Elementary.
AlexinaBarbinA famous hermaphrodite.
MissBarieCal's teacher.
LizzieBartonCal's campmate.
Dr.BauerCal's new doctor.
ReneeBauerObject's friend. Dr. Bauer's daughter.
Mr.BenzCal's neighbor.
PhyllisBenzCal's neighbor.
Mrs.BidzikianA woman who sings across the street.
MarkBristolAn admiral of the U.S. Navy.
Mr.BurtA farmer.
JeromeCavanaughThe Mayor.
ReetikaChuraswamiCal's friend.
HudsonClarkA man who designed the Middlesex.
LordCokeThe great British jurist of the 17th Century.
Dr.ColdOne of Desdemona's physicians.
Dr.CraigDr. Luce's colleague.
Mr.Da SilvaCal's English teacher.
PhilDonahueA T.V. show host.
Mrs.DrexelA wagon driver.
MichaelDukakisA man who was running for President.
MissDurellA transferee from Mrs. Lampe's class.
ChapterElevenCal's brother.
Mr.EugenidesThe Smyrna merchant.
MinisterFardA cult leader.
HenryFordOwner of an automobile company.
SophieGeorgopolousMilton's friend.
Mr.GoMan who can detect the scent of the swimming pool.
Gottlieb GottlichA famous hermaphrodite. Aka: Marie Rosine.
EdwardGreenA master shoemaker.
FatherGregoriosThe priest at the assumption.
HettieGrossingerSam's wife.
MaxineGrossingerSam and Hettie's only child.
SamGrossingerCal's orthodox jews neighbor.
MissGrotowskiCal's teacher.
GeneralHajnestisThe commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in Asia minor.
JackieHalasOwner of a souvenir shop.
RobertHarrisThe King of the order of Islam.
HughHefnerAn American publisher.
CarolHenkelA junior who died in a car accident. Deceased.
HerbertHooverThe 31st U.S. President.
CarolHorningCal's 6th grade classmate.
GeorgeHortonAn American consul.
LucilleKafkalisA girl whom Desdemona fixed a date with his brother.
AlKalineThe great right fielder.
HarryKarrasMilton's neighbor who tried to buy a house at Grosse Pointe.
Dr.KatzOne of Desdemona's physicians.
JulieKikuchiA girl that Cal dated.
TinaKubekCal's friend.
Mrs.LampeOne of the teacher at Cal's school.
A.ALaurieAn Ophthalmologist.
MathildaLivanosMilton's friend.
PeterLuceA Sexologist. Cal's doctor.
JaneMarshMilton's last real estate agent.
ArthurMaxwellThe Marine Major.
S.MiyamotoA man who was rejected by Detroit Police Force.
ElijahMuhammadThe supreme minister of the nation of Islam.
DoctorMullerDesdemona's doctor.
SteveMungerChapter Eleven's best friend.
Mr.NicholsDetroit's police commissioner.
RichardNixonThe current U.S. President.
Mrs.ObjectObscure Object's mother.
ObscureObjectA girl with whom Cal falls in love with.
EleniPapanikolasMilton's employee. A waitress at Milton's restaurant.
JimmyPapanikolasMilton's employee. Cal's godfather.
GeorgiePappasSophie Sassoon's brother.
VictoriaPappasA girl whom Desdemona fixed a date with his brother.
KemalPashaA refugee Dr. Philobosian treated.
Maria BarbaraPeracchioCal's friend.
CaptainPhillipsThe boat captain.
AnitaPhilobosianNishan and Toukhie's daughter.
KarekinPhilobosianNishan and Toukhie's son.
NishanPhilobosianThe Stephanides's family physician.
RosePhilobosianNishan and Toukhie's daughter.
StepanPhilobosianNishan and Toukhie's son.
ToukhiePhilobosianNishan's wife.
BonniePickettNelson's wife.
NelsonPickettCal's new neighbor.
MauricePlantagenetA photographer.
BobPrestoCal's new friend and employer.
LindaRamirezCal's friend.
MabelReeseLefty's business associate.
RexReeseCarol's ex-boyfriend.
DiegoRiveraA Mexican artist.
GeorgeRomneyA Republican Governor.
StephenRothA court judge at U.S District Court.
MeliaSalakasA woman whose daughter had a disability.
YiorgosSalakasMelia's brother.
SophieSassoonA girl who sold the hair of Desdemona.
PeteSavidisMilton's neighbor.
MissSchuylerCal's teacher.
ArtieShawA musician.
MissSilberCal's Latin teacher.
BartSkiotisA man who owns a construction firm.
CarlSmithA fireman who was killed by a sniper.
JamesSmithRobert's victim.
ClementineStarkCal's new friend.
Mrs.StarkClementine's mother.
Calliope H.StephanidesNarrator and Protagonist. Aka: Cal.
DesdemonaStephanidesCal's grandmother.
EleutheriosStephanidesDesdemona's brother and husband. Aka: Lefty.
EuphrosyneStephanidesDesdemona's mother.
MiltonStephanidesCal's father. Tessie's cousin and wife.
Zoe HelenStephanidesCal's aunt. Aka: Zo.
AristedesSterghiadesThe Greek Civil Governor.
SharonStoneA woman who was struck by a sniper's bullet.
CoachStorkA hockey coach.
FatherStyllanopolousHead priest of assumption Greek orthodox.
PeterTatakisThe leading member of the debating society. Aka: Uncle Pete.
MelanieThe MermaidCal's workmate.
MargaretThompsonThe first girl in Cal's town whose parents owned a massaging shower head.
John ThrockmortonA General.
Mrs.TsontakisZoe's 93-year-old neighbor.
Dr.TuttlesworthOne of Desdemona's physicians.
RebeccaUrbanusCal's co-camper.
GaiaVasilakisGus and Georgia's daughter. A girl who likes Milton.
GeorgeVasilakisGus's wife.
GusVasilakisGeorgia's husband. Lefty's friend.
MariusW. C. Grimes.Cal's neighborhood friend.
SisterWandaA woman who job interviewed Desdemona.
EvelynWatsonA member of theosophical society. Lina's friend.
E.IWeissManager of the Packard Motor Company.
Dr.WintersDr. Luce's colleague.
ColemanYoungDetroit's first African-American Mayor.
Theodora Z. StephanidesCal's mother. Lina's daughter. Aka: Tessie.
MegZemkaChapter Eleven's girlfriend.
JimmyZizmoLina's husband.
SourmelinaZizmoCal's aunt. Lefty and Desdemona's cousin. Aka: Aunt Lina.
Beulah Object's maid.
Carmen A pre-op male to female transsexual. Cal's workmate.
Cleo Cal's cousin.
Ed A barbershop owner.
Ellie Cal's workmate.
Helga Cal and Tessie's parlorist.
Jerome Object's brother.
Matt Cal's new friend.
Mayella The waitress.
Mizzi Cal's new neighbor.
Morrison Cal's new neighbor.
Mrs. O'Toole Owner of a boardinghouse.
Myron A retired parts salesman. A man who treats Cal as a son.
Olivia Cal's ex-girlfriend.
O'Malley Lefty's workmate.
Rosalee The nurse who cleaned Cal when she was a newborn baby.
Rufus Cal's dog.
Scheer Cal's new friend.
Sylvia A former social worker. Myron's wife.
Thalia Desdemona's aunt.
Victoria Desdemona's aunt.
Wilhemina Bob Presto's Namibian girlfriend.
Willis Cal's dog.
Zora Cal's workmate.