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In the Darkroom

In The Darkroom by Susan Faludi is an incredibly smart, probing act of memoir/biography. After a 27-year estrangement, Faludi gets an email from her father. The email says that he, formerly a toxic force of masculine energy, has undergone gender correction surgery and is now living as a woman in her native Budapest. The story of the evolving father/daughter relationship is worth the price of admission alone. But Faludi isn’t content to simply recount contemporary family events. In The Darkroom is a staggering investigation into identity politics, both on the personal and national level. How has the history Hungary tells about itself led to her father’s identity struggles? What is this thing called “identity,” anyway, and what are the surprising ways it can be wielded for violence and danger? I finished this book with a changed mind in many ways. Recommended by Danny

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$32.00
ISBN: 9780805089080
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Published: Metropolitan Books - June 14th, 2016

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