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In the Darkroom

In the Darkroom

作者 : Susan Faludi

出版社 : Metropolitan Books

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定價 : NT 959

售價 : NT959

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2016年《柯克斯》非小說類獎得主

一個沉默、暴躁最後以暴力相向的父親,拋棄了年幼的女兒,卻在日暮之年做了變性手術,成為一個全新的女性。作為女性主義作家的女兒,該如何面對”身分認同”這件事?

「有洞察力且表達清晰...In the Darkroom是Faludi對他父親的調查,豐富、引人注目且寬厚。」
--《紐約時報》書評

普立茲獎得主、暢銷書《反挫》(Backlash)作者Susan Faludi最新著作。在In the Darkroom當中,她痛苦地面對了父親帶給她的謎團,還有吞噬我們這個時代、一個更大的關於身分認同的謎團。

「2004年夏天,我開始調查一個我幾乎不認識的人,那個人就是我的父親。這個計畫始於怨恨,是一個女兒對從她生命中逃逸的父親的憤懣。我在追蹤一個藐視法律者、一個狡猾之人,他逃避了所謂的義務、慈愛、懲罰與懺悔。我正在準備起訴書,為了審判收集證據。但是在這樣的過程中,我這個起訴者竟然成為證人。」
--Susan Faludi娓娓道來寫作本書的緣由。

她於是開始探問,在現代世界以及縈繞不去的個人家族史中,身分認同有什麼樣的意義。當這位女性主義作家得知她76歲、與她分離許久、住在匈牙利的老父親,執行了變性手術時,那樣的調查就變得迫切且私密了。這個被視為"一個完整女性"的新家長如何與過去那個沉默、暴躁、最終以暴力相向的父親產生連結?

Faludi追溯她童年時期的謎團,還有她父親之前的許多化身:一個美國父親、阿爾卑斯山的登山者、亞馬遜雨林的冒險家以及布達佩斯大屠殺的猶太籍逃亡者。當作者飛到匈牙利與她的父親重聚,她掉進了一個黑暗歷史,以及一個決意壓抑過去以便建造一個怪誕且陰險國家的危險政治的迷宮中。

Faludi處理”父親變形記”的掙扎,帶領她跨越不同的邊界:歷史的、政治的、宗教的與性別的,並使她面對了我們這個時代的問題:身分認同是你所"選擇的",抑或是你無法逃避的那件事?


2016 KIRKUS PRIZE WINNER: NON FICTION

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.

“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 identified as “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 metamorphosis 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?
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Susan Faludi

獲得普立茲獎的記者,以"反挫"(backlash)一書獲得國家書評非小說類獎。曾擔任《華爾街日報》報導記者,並為《紐約客》、《紐約時報》、《哈潑雜誌》等媒體撰文。
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