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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. Faludi’s memoir In the Darkroom (Metropolitan Books) is her 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, 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?