In this elegant and sensual novel, Frederic Tuten explores the ageless tension between a life of passion and a desire for ease. Set in Paris and New York, The Green Hour tells the story of Dominique, an art historian who struggles to choose between two men who embody the critical schism in her life: unquenchable idealism and material happiness. The novel etches the career of this extraordinary woman from her rebellious college years to the present. What unfolds is a passionate love story in which Dominique is torn by her destructive devotion to her first love, the seductive Rex, who periodically appears and disappears from her life, and Eric, a wealthy businessman deeply bound to her.
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"Dominique is a cancer survivor. Everything in her present life is informed by this fact. Over a period of thirty years and across several continents, the beautiful Dominique searches for the meaning of life. THE GREEN HOUR refers to 1890s Paris, when cafŽ habituŽs drank absinthe at dusk. Celeste Lawson breathes life into Frederic Tuten's academic humor and esoteric allusions. Her skill as a reader keeps Dominique's bouts of ennui from becoming boring. As Dominique ponders the connections between life and art, love and death, Lawson's performance is earnest and touching. She provides the necessary humanity in Dominique's deep commitment to her art, to the men who love her, and to a 2-year-old with an old soul. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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