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In the Darkroom


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About the Author

Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the
author of `The Terror Dream', `Stiffed', and `Backlash', which
won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, she has written
for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's, and The Baffler, among other publications.


`The book ...does much to document and try and make sense of the suddenly urgent issue of gender fluidity and discrimination, its confusions and challenges ... remarkable, moving and courageous' Guardian

`An indelible picture of Stefanie editing her life until she found an identity she could live with' Sunday Times


`An extraordinary act of love' Financial Times

`Candid and courageous, it's dizzyingly well written', Books of the Year, Sunday Times

`An absolute stunner of a memoir - probing, steel-nerved, moving in ways you'd never expect' New York Times

`Faludi's remarkable, moving and courageous book is extremely fair-minded' Guardian

`In the Darkroom reads like a mystery thriller yet packs the emotional punch of a carefully crafted memoir. Susan Faludi's investigation into her father's life reveals, with humour and poignancy, the central paradox of being someone's child. However close, our parents will always be, perhaps by nature of the role, fundamentally enigmatic to us.' Amanda Foreman

`Faludi weaves together these strands of her father's identity - Jewishness, nationality, gender - with energy, wit and nuance ... Faludi has paid her late father a fine tribute by bringing her to life in such a compelling, truthful story' New Statesman

`[A] mighty new book ... a searching investigation of identity barely disguised as a sometimes funny and sometimes very painful family saga ... reticent, elegant and extremely clever out-and-out masterpiece' Observer

`A fascinating chronicle of a decade trying to understand a parent who had always been inscrutable' Economist

`Compelling' Sunday Times

Well-written ... touching ... compelling' The Times

`An astonishing, unique book that should be essential reading for anyone wanting to explore transsexuality's place in contemporary culture' Irish Independent

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