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The Danish Girl: A Novel

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The Danish Girl: A Novel

by David Ebershoff

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780143108399
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New York: Penguin, 2015. Paperback. Very Good. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Small tear to front cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 270 pages + 16 page reader's guide.

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate. Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires. The Danish Girl's lush prose and generous emotional insight make it, after the last page is turned, a deeply moving first novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century.

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A stunning first novel that probes the mysteries of sex, gender, and love with insight and subtlety Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. "Of course," he answers. "Anything at all." With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003164
Title
The Danish Girl: A Novel
Author
David Ebershoff
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0143108395
ISBN 13
9780143108399
Publisher
Penguin
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2015
Keywords
fiction, contemporary, historical, transgender, LBGTQ
Bookseller catalogs
History; Fiction;
Size
8vo

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