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?
"An interesting, semi-nonfiction."
Pasadena, David Ebershoff's sweeping, richly imagined novel, is set against the backdrop of Southern California during the first half of the twentieth century and charts its rapid transformation from frontier to suburb.
It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family's polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife.
"Good history, a little confusing"
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.
"The mark of a good story"
I 1914 ankommer den unge amerikanske enke Gerda Waud til København for at gå på Kunstakademiet. Her forelsker hun sig i sin laerer, maleren Einar Wegener. De gifter sig nogle år senere og slår sig ned i Nyhavn, hvor de indretter bolig og atelier. Et harmonisk aegteskab og et spaendende professionelt parløb tager sin begyndelse. Da Einar i 1925 accepterer at sidde model for Gerda, så hun kan faerdiggøre et billede af en kvinde, skubber de i faellesskab døren op for en tredje person.