FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 160. Brown and grey mottled cloth (murky, like a conundrum?), spine lettered in gilt. Scant spotting to fore-edge, else, clean, tight and bright. In Mark Morris’s optical illusion of a dust jacket: light edgewear, lightly toned. A lovely, square copy of one of the best known trans memoirs, and an early example of the “wrong body” trope and a surgery-directed narrative.
The awarding-winning Anglo-Welsh journalist and travel writer’s account of their transition from James Morris to Jan, including their surgery in Casablanca, deemed “the climax of my life”. While certainly a period piece, “Conundrum remains a sympathetic guide, not so much to present-day transgender struggles as to trans joy.” (Stephanie Burt, The Paris Review, 2021)
Author MORRIS, Jan
Publisher Faber and Faber
Condition Near fine/ near fine.