Leaving Van Gogh: A Novel
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|Grouping Title||leaving van gogh|
|Grouping Author||wallace carol|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-19 07:30:19AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-19 07:42:03AM|
|available_at_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional, Green Road Community, North Regional, Zebulon Community|
|detailed_location_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction, Green Road Community - Adult Fiction, North Regional - Adult Fiction, Zebulon Community - Adult Fiction|
In the summer of 1890, in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He died two days later, at the age of thirty-seven, largely unknown despite having completed over two thousand works of art that would go on to become some of the most important and valued in the world.
In this riveting novel, Carol Wallace brilliantly navigates the mysteries surrounding the master artist's death, relying on meticulous research to paint an indelible portrait of Van Gogh's final days—and the friendship that may or may not have destroyed him. Telling Van Gogh's story from an utterly new perspective—that of his personal physician, Dr. Gachet, specialist in mental illness and great lover of the arts—Wallace allows us to view the legendary painter as we've never seen him before. In our narrator's eyes, Van Gogh is an irresistible puzzle, a man whose mind, plagued by demons, poses the most potentially rewarding challenge of Gachet's career.
Wallace's narrative brims with suspense and rich psychological insight as it tackles haunting questions about Van Gogh's fate. A masterly, gripping novel that explores the price of creativity, Leaving Van Gogh is a luminous story about what it means to live authentically, and the power and limits of friendship.
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional, Green Road Community, North Regional, Zebulon Community|
|record_details||ils:615566|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Spiegel & Grau,|2011.|pages ; cm., overdrive:00f3021b-217c-4967-8d81-9521da3f2292|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2011||
|subject_facet||Biographical fiction, Gachet, Paul Ferdinand, -- 1828-1909 -- Fiction, Gogh, Vincent van, -- 1853-1890 -- Last years -- Fiction, Gogh, Vincent van, -- 1853-1890 -- Mental health -- Fiction, Gogh, Vincent van, -- 1853-1890 -- Relations with physicians -- Fiction, Psychological fiction|
|title_display||Leaving Van Gogh : a novel|
|title_full||Leaving Van Gogh : a novel / Carol Wallace, Leaving Van Gogh A Novel|
|title_short||Leaving Van Gogh :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Gachet, Paul Ferdinand, Gogh, Vincent van, Historical Fiction, Last years, Literature, Mental health, Relations with physicians|