The Green Hour

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Cleanly reasoned, pellucidly phrased, in some respects this novel is as "bloodless and cerebral" as Poussin's paintings, and yet as infused with emotion as Goya's. Yet its portrait of a modern woman's dilemma is, in the end, genuinely moving.
—Publishers Weekly


Tuten is fascinated by the way art brings order and grace to life, and yet how for all its spirituality, art is not enough.... Cosmopolitan, erotic, beautifully melancholy, and suspenseful, Tuten's intellectual romance artfully ponders the reconditeness of love, and what his chic heroine sees as Poussin's theme: "the omnipresence of Death in the center of life."
—Donna Seaman for Booklist
An affecting novel that explores the nature of love and the relationship between art and life.
—Francine du Plessix Gray
I felt moved and involved and above all envious. I loved this novel and could not put it down.
—Steve Martin
An engaging love story, quirky, cosmopolitan, full of upliftings and downturnings, hopes aroused and hopes defeated.
—Larry McMurtry