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The Danish Girl

Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Now an Academy Award-winning major motion picture, starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander and directed by Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper

National Best Seller
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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 to change? 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 line is heard, a deeply moving first novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century.

©2001 David Ebershoff (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Heartbreaking and unforgettable...a complete triumph.” (The Boston Globe)
 

“A sophisticated and searching meditation on the nature of identity." (Esquire)
 

“It is nearly impossible not to be moved.” (The Baltimore Sun)

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