In the Dark Room by Susan Faludi

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In In the Dark Room, Pulitzer prize winner Susan Faludi parallels Hungarian history and its mercurial politics with her own family's history, which culminates in her father, at age 76, undergoing sex reassignment surgery. Oscillating back and forth from WWII Europe, to post-war US, back to contemporary Hungary, Faludi offers both sweeping and intimate portraits of our polarized time and how we got here.