"This book is not autofiction. It is a protocol of voluntary intoxication with synthetic testosterone. During the course of this "body test", two imponderables occurred: the death of Guillaume Dustan and the tropism of Beatriz Preciado's body towards the body of V.D. The physiological and political micro-mutations provoked by testosterone in Beatriz Preciado's body are recorded here, as are the theoretical and physical modifications brought about in this body by loss, desire, exaltation, failure or renunciation. "The reader will not find here a definitive conclusion on the truth of my sex, nor an oracle on the world to come. Rather, I offer these pages, which trace the intersections of theories, molecules and affects, to leave a trace of a political experience that lasted exactly 236 days and nights, and continues today in other forms. If the reader finds here, assembled without any solution of continuity, philosophical reflections, accounts of hormone administration sessions, and detailed registers of sexual practices, it's simply because this is the mode in which subjectivity is constructed and deconstructed."
Release date: 2008
Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.5 x 23.1 cm
Author: Beatriz Preciado
Publisher: Grasset and Fasquelle