Books: Anatomy v. Destiny

CONUNDRUM

by JAN MORRIS 174 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $5.95.

In 1972, at the age of 46, James Morris put his finances in order, resigned from his club (the Travellers in London), divorced his wife of more than 20 years, and moved into the house of another woman. So stale and sad a marital caper would normally raise no eyebrows, let alone lead to a book. But Morris' circumstances were rather special. For one thing, the other woman was Morris himself. After undergoing a transsexual operation in Casablanca to shed his manhood and...

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