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In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi

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January–February 2017, no. 388
Suzy Freeman-Greene reviews 'In the Darkroom' by Susan Faludi

In the Darkroom

by Susan Faludi

William Collins $32.99 pb, 417 pp, 9780008193508

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi

Reviewed by
January–February 2017, no. 388

The subject line of the email ­– from a father in Budapest to his daughter in Oregon – is ‘Changes’. ‘I’ve got some interesting news for you,’ writes Steven. ‘I have decided that I have had enough of impersonating a macho aggressive man that I have never been inside.’ Thus Susan Faludi, an author known for her books on feminism and the collapse of traditional masculinity, learns that her father has undergone sex reassignment surgery in Thailand. At seventy-six, Steven has become Stefánie.

Suzy Freeman-Greene reviews 'In the Darkroom' by Susan Faludi

In the Darkroom

by Susan Faludi

William Collins $32.99 pb, 417 pp, 9780008193508

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