Van Gogh's Bad Cafa: A Love Story

Frederic Tuten (Author) Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
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Vincent van Gogh created his life's work out of a vortex of passion and delirium so intense his paintings seem to burst off the canvas. In Van Gogh's Bad Cafi, Frederic Tuten, the highly acclaimed author of Tintin in the New World, imagines the personification of van Gogh's fervor and madness: Ursula, one of the most beguiling creations in recent literature. A morphine-addicted, 19-year-old photographer, Ursula is van Gogh's lover and tormentor. But she is lost to him, and he to her, when she steps through a crack in the wall of the Bad Cafi and finds herself in a strange world -- modern-day New York. As Ursula seeks to embrace her new environs, van Gogh struggles with his isolation and his demons in 19th-century France. Illustrated with watercolors and drawings by Eric Fischl, this highly original fiction moves nimbly between centuries and perspectives. It delves thoughtfully and imaginatively into the inner life of an artist who has fascinated so many, exploring that complex place where art and life intersect.

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Black Classic Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2005
5.46 X 0.47 X 8.32 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author

Frederic Tuten is the author of Tintin in the New World, The Green Hour, and Self Portraits, among other fiction. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Distinguished Writing. He lives in New York City.
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous critically accalimed books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and Brother, I'm Dying, winner of an NBCC award in Autobiography.