The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140298482, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2001
Nowan Academy Award-winning major motion picture, starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander and directed byAcademy Award-winner Tom Hooper
National Bestseller * A "New York Times" Notable Book * Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction * Winner of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters * Finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award * Finalist for the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award
Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has tochange? It starts with a question, a simple favor 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. "The Danish Girl"'s lush prose and generous emotional insight make it, after the last page is turned, a deeply moving first novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century.
"...Fascinating and humane..." --The New York Times
"A first novel of startling refinement and beauty." --The Chicago Tribune
"Heartbreaking and unforgettable, it is a complete triumph." --The Boston Globe