Friday, February 19, 2016

Page to Screen: The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff is a novel about one of the most unusual and passionate love stories of the 20th century.

Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender book raises the question: What do you do when the person you love has to change?
It starts with a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband while they are both painting in their studio. This sets off a transformation neither can anticipate.

The Danish Girl is an elegant novel, about the search for oneself when what is presented on the outside, does not mirror what is on the inside. It is also about the substance of marriage and how far a wife will go to let her husband find his true self. Will this result in her losing him in the process?
Some other titles to look out for by David Ebershoff
The Rose City
The 19th Wife
Read The Danish Girl before you see the film!
 Let us know your thoughts on this, or any of the authors other novels.


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