In the Darkroom

In the Darkroom

Book - 2016
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In 2004, Faludi learned that her estranged father had undergone sex reassignment surgery. She examines how this new parent was connected to the father she had known.
Publisher: New York :, Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805089080
080508908X
Branch Call Number: 818.603 FAL NVD
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 25 cm

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Sep 18, 2016

How does the child -even as an adult- react when a parent changes gender? In this book Susan Faludi, feminist and theorist, reconnects with a father she barely knew when he emails her with news that he is now not Steven, but Stephanie. She travels to Hungary a number of times over succeeding years, re-establishing a relationship with this new person, and trying to make connections between the two halves of his life (something Stephanie did not try to do). It's a cerebral book, but rooted in the emotions. See my full review here:
https://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/in-the-darkroom-by-susan-faludi/

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