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Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Maria Gainza
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Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Maria Gainza
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Mar 22, 2022 | ISBN 9781646220328

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“Intelligent and tensile . . . A loose investigation into the nature of art and of memory, scattered with gems of intrigue and insight.” —Emily Temple, Lit Hub, One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year

“This captivating work is one to savor.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“The work of an author in full command of her talents. The result is an exploration of identity and authenticity that asks what it means to be ‘real,’ as the term is applied either to a work of art or to a life . . . Subtle, incandescent, and luminous—a true master’s work.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The mutable, esoteric art world is again the setting for award-winning Argentinian Gainza’s latest, deftly translated by British writer-editor Bunstead . . . Shrewd audiences will surely enjoy the engrossing challenge of an unpredictable pursuit.” —Booklist

“There are many pleasures to be had in reading Portrait of an Unknown Lady: its sublime, transcendent sentences, its arch and shadowy figures. Most of all, the zone to which you are transported, which is a Buenos Aires of canvases, trap doors, and dreams.” —Amina Cain, author of Indelicacy

“Vividly detailed and saturated with intricate feeling, Gainza’s novel is an engrossing exploration of authenticity, obsession, and the enveloping allure of art.” —Alexandra Kleeman, author of Something New Under the Sun

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