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The Danish Girl

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne and directed by Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl is a shockingly original novel about one of the most unusual and passionate love stories of the 20th century.

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Synopsis

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

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 favour 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.

Reviews

'This is a curiously touching tale, told in a lucid and sensitive style' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'An enthralling read' THE TIMES

'A beautifully written novel ... elegant, assured and intelligent' DAILY EXPRESS

'The intelligence and tactfulness of his exploration of [love] makes his novel a noteworthy event' NEW YORK TIMES

'A first novel of startling refinement and beauty' CHICAGO TRIBUNE

'Heartbreaking and unforgettable, it is a complete triumph' BOSTON GLOBE

'Beautifully written. It is absolutely engrossing ... [an] elegant, assured and intelligent tale; as a first noivel, it is astounding' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Intriguing and captivating ... a resonant fable about metamorphosis and the construction of identity. This admirable book deserves to find a wide readership' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Be enchanted by THE DANISH GIRL ... elegant and sensitive writing' ELLE

'[An] affecting and graceful debut' NEW STATESMAN

About the Author

David Ebershoff

David Ebershoff, born in 1969 in California, is the author of two bestselling novels in David Ebershoff is the author of The Rose City, Pasadena, The 19th Wife and The Danish Girl, which has been made into a film starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by the Academy Award-winning director of The King's Speech, Tom Hooper. His books have been translated into twenty languages and honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lambda Literary Foundation and the American Library Association. He has taught writing at Princeton, NYU and Columbia, and is currently Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd December 2015

Author

David Ebershoff

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
Books Behind TV & Film
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781474601573

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