Van Gogh's Bad Café

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From N+1...

[T]he most seductive book I’ve read in a long time.[...] The book is worth reading just for Frederic Tuten’s descriptions of sunlight. By Hannah Tennant-Moore Read More...

From Fields of Twisting Flox...

A truly moving tale of love, the novel is enriched by Tuten’s incredible poetic language. My jaw literally dropped when I read some of his extraordinary passages—Tuten evokes enduring images with mere words. By K Paige Young Read More...

From The Antioch Review...

A stylistic tour de force, the novel is exuberantly baroque, nearly every sentence concocted out of high and low vocabularies. [...] Here is an oft-hilarious satire of contemporary America and a heady spoof of the classical menage a trois. By John Taylor Read More...

From The Review of Contemporary Fiction...

Tuten's style is a masterly blend of gritty speech rhythms and the prose equivalent of cherry blossoms. He treats Van Gogh's devotion to beauty with honesty and tact, revealing horror, like a geological seam, beneath the radiant haze of the canvases. By Philip Landon Read More...

From Life and Times of a "New" New Yorker...

[T]he writing was poetical and at times beautiful. [...] a bittersweet novel. Read More...