University of Minnesota professor Miguel Enrique Fiol-Elias, M.D. will discuss his book The Chrysalis on Monday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union.
Fiol-Elias has conducted extensive research on the genetic basis of neurological conditions and behavior. This is his first novel and it incorporates his theories on the inheritance of homosexuality, hoping to contribute to the discussion of gay/lesbian issues by highlighting its genetic aspects. The Chrysalis tells the story of a young biology student who reveals his sexual orientation to his wealthy San Juan family by wearing a diamond earring in his left ear and unexpectedly revives a secret crime of passion involving his paternal grandfather. The young student’s fascination with the story of his grandfather’s love leads him to research the genetic causes of homosexuality—and to startling discoveries.
Fiol-Elias will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.