Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body, Gavin Francis
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Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body

Author: Gavin Francis

Narrator: Thomas Judd

Unabridged: 6 hr 49 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 06/05/2018

Genre: Medical - Essays

Synopsis

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human lifeTo be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo--such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing-and those that only some of our bodies will: like getting a tattoo, experiencing psychosis, suffering anorexia, being pregnant, or undergoing a gender transition. In Francis's hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures-biological, psychological, and philosophical-of our selves. True to its own subject, Shapeshifters combines Francis's lyrical imagination and deep knowledge of medicine and the humanities for a life-altering read.

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