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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Ebershoff Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set against the glitz and decadence of 1920s Copenhagen, Dresden, and Paris, this stunning novel explores the boundaries of sex and gender, love and marriage.

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 cancelled; would he slip 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Al | 2/20/2014

    " A fictionalized account of the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. The book suffers a little from a lack of focus--It never fully delves into either Wegener or his wife, but flips between the surfaces of both characters. However the story is interesting, its challenges to identity and sexuality is engaging, and I enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ginger | 2/19/2014

    " I became an Ebershoff fan when I read Pasadena. I fell inlove with this author. This particular novel is endearing and explores all boundaries of the human heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/18/2014

    " A lovely little book about a man's transition to being a woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mowey | 2/16/2014

    " a bizarre and unforgettable love story. or is it? i think this novel can truly be considered as a love story at heart. despite that the plot revolved around the metamorphosis of gender, sex and identity, and how can this affect the conventional set up of a marriage where there should only be a man and a woman involved to make it work, the backdrop is still a poignant love story between Greta, Einar, and the danish girl. the author introduced a couple conflicted by identity crisis and mutual deception. at first you will be confused by what David Ebershoff tried to get across his readers upon reading this. you will be confounded especially by Greta, a California born girl who one day during one of their painting sessions, asked his husband to slip on a stocking and a dress to finish her painting of Anna. and because of this, her whims and selfishness, she let her husband give birth to Lili Esbe, making their marriage puzzling and crowded. but it was hard to tell and put the blame on Greta alone. maybe it was his husband. inspired by the true story of the first transsexual Einar Wegener, it makes us look and analyze the true boundaries of love overlooking gender and how change has the powerful ability to make or break a marriage. at the end of the story, you will reconsider everything you’ve read and ask yourself, who is the true hero of the story? is it Greta, whose passion for love tolerated unconventionalism and immorality. or Einar, whose own battles to achieve his true self he considered the noblest form of love imaginable. or Lili Esbe, the Danish girl. the girl who would find the freedom and love she deserved no matter what the cost. this novel is a treat, and is simply off the beaten track. cant't wait for the reel version! "

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