Wishlist Wednesday: The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.
The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt
After years of watching her work ignored or dismissed by critics, Burden conducts an experiment she calls Maskings: she presents her own art behind three male masks, concealing her female identity.
The three solo shows are successful, but when Burden finally steps forward triumphantly to reveal herself as the artist behind the exhibitions, there are critics who doubt her. The public scandal turns on the final exhibition, initially shown as the work of acclaimed artist Rune, who denies Burden’s role in its creation. What no one doubts, however, is that the two artists were intensely involved with each other. As Burden’s journals reveal, she and Rune found themselves locked in a charged and dangerous game that ended with the man’s bizarre death.

Scandal, death and art. This sounds as something that could be so much fun. It is getting good reviews from some trusted readers and I love the cover.
Whats on your wishlist this week?
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Jennine G.
29 August, 2014 delete

This does sound interesting! And definitely plays on that whole idea of the value upon female vs male work...like the talk about authors published on each side or the genre/content they produce.