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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library B FALUDI (Text) 39493108028095 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) Bio & Memoir FALUDI (Text) 39493108030810 Adult Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805089080 :
  • ISBN: 080508908X :
  • Physical Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Returns and departures -- Rear window -- The original from the copy -- Home insecurity -- The person you were meant to be -- It's not me anymore -- His body into pieces. Hers. -- On the altar of the homeland -- RĂ¡day 9 -- Something more and something other -- A lady is a lady whatever the case may be -- The mind is a black box -- Learn to forget -- Some kind of psychic disturbance -- The Grand Hotel Royal -- Smitten in the hinder parts -- The subtle poison of adjustment -- You're out of the woods -- The transformation of the patient is without a doubt -- Pity, O God, the Hungarian -- All the female steps -- Paid up -- Getting away with it -- The pregnancy of the world -- Escape.
Summary, etc.:
'In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things -- obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.' So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father -- long estranged and living in Hungary -- had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be 'a complete woman now' connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who'd built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful -- and virulent -- nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's reinvented self takes her across borders -- historical, political, religious, sexual -- to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you 'choose,' or is it the very thing you can't escape?
Subject: Faludi, Susan > Family.
Women journalists > United States > Biography.
Fathers and daughters.
Identity (Psychology)
Gender transition > Hungary.
Gender reassignment surgery > Hungary.
Gender transition > Hormone therapy > Hungary.
Male-to-female transsexuals > Hungary > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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