Siri Hustvedt’s intricately conceived, diabolical puzzle explores how prejudice, fame, money and desire influence our perceptions of each other.

Artist Harriet Burden, consumed by fury at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts who exhibit her work as their own. And yet, even after she has unmasked herself, there are those who refuse to believe she is the woman behind the men.

Longlisted
The Man Booker Prize 2014
Published by
Sceptre, Hodder
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