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The Danish Girl (Reprint) (Paperback) by David Ebershoff

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In the 1920s, Greta, an artist, marries Einar, who models for her--sometimes in women's clothes, which awakens his desire to actually become a woman. Greta supports him, and they find a surgeon who is willing to perform the operation--an event that, understandably, changes their relationship irrevocably. The novel is based on the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his wife. A New York Times Notable Book for the year 2000.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper

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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Spicy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 23938344
UPC: 9780143108399
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3147
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