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The Danish Girlby David Ebershoff
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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.
Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this portrait of a marriage begins with a favor asked of a husband by his wife. Her portrait model cancels, and she asks if he would slip into a pair of women's shoes and stockings so she can finish the painting on time. With that, a most passionate and unusual love story begins.
About the Author
David Ebershoff is the publishing director of the Modern Library, a division of Random House, Inc. He is the author of the international bestseller The Danish Girl and visiting lecturer at Princeton University.
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