The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
A shockingly original novel based on the true story of the first man to undergo a sex-change operation and the woman who loves him. One of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century, now a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper, this major motion picture portrays an unforgettable celebration of love.
It starts with a question, a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate.
Einar Wegener and his American wife Greta Waud have been married for six years, but are yet to have a child. Both painters, they live a life of bohemian languor in Copenhagen until one day their lives are irreversibly altered. The Danish Girl eloquently shows the intimacy that defines a marriage and the nearly forgotten story of the love between a man who discovers that he is, in fact, a woman, and his wife who would sacrifice anything for him.
Set against the glitz and decadence of 1920s Copenhagen, Paris and Dresden, and inspired by a true story, The Danish Girl is about one of the most passionate and unusual marriages of the twentieth century.
About the Author
David Ebershoff's debut novel, The Danish Girl, won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction and has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne. His most recent novel is the # 1 bestseller The 19th Wife, which was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. He is also the author of the novel Pasadena and the collection of short stories The Rose City. His books have been translated into twenty languages to critical acclaim. Ebershoff has appeared twice on Out magazine's annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and has worked for many years as an editor at Random House. Originally from California, he lives in New York City.
Paperback | 328 pages
128 x 198mm | 298g
18 Nov 2015
Allen & Unwin
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The top-right corner of the first page of the book has the name of a previous owner written on it in black biro. No other writing in margins.