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ISBN13: 9780140298482
ISBN10: 0140298487
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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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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Tisa, March 10, 2015 (view all comments by Tisa)
This is a touching, heart-wrenching, unique love story between two artists, one a portrait painter and the other a landscape artist. Einar Wegener was the first man to surgically transform into Lili, the woman he always was inside, and Gerta is his wife who "knew first" and was his emotional support during the transformation. Ebershoff says his fictionalized version is loosely based on their lives, but the reader is drawn into their world and feels their love every step of the way. The film version will be released this year and stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, and in this casting, I feel sure Lili and Einar will be portrayed with the emotional intensity that Ebershoff intended. You still have time to read this unforgettable novel before you see the film.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140298482
Author:
Ebershoff, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sex change
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 87-40C
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.52 x 0.68 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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