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In the Darkroom

In the Darkroom

作者 : Susan Faludi

作者 : 蘇珊.法露迪

出版社 : PICADOR USA

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定價 : NT 630

售價79折, NT498

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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?

Winner of the Kirkus Prize

Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review.


When feminist writer Susan Faludi learned that her seventy-six-year-old father─long estranged and living in Hungary─had undergone sex reassignment surgery, the revelation would launch her on an extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. 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.

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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作者介紹
Susan Faludi
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.
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