Reviews of The Green Hour
From Southampton Press…
The Green Hour is a thought-provoking and often fascinating novel. It is elegant in the manner of something French […]. Dominique is an engaging, but often frustrating character, with her “life that had never quite jelled.” One occasionally wants to give her a shake to make her come to her senses.
By Fred Volkmer
From New York Magazine…
With his A-list of artist and writer friends, novelist Frederic Tuten has always had an audience of connoisseurs. But his new art-world love story, The Green Hour, may engage wider passions.
By Philip Weiss
From The Review of Contemporary Fiction
[A] brave exercise in character imagination, strong on the psychological nuances of infatuation. Even as Tuten employs mellow narrative techniques to evoke, for once, his own time and milieu (New York academia, with sojourns in Paris and Madrid), he keeps sinuous faith with his key concern: the necessity of art. A novel by Frederic Tuten is always an event and a new departure.
By Philip Landon
The life of the mind is of primary importance to Dominique, the protagonist of The Green Hour, as she idealistically pursues the transcendence of ideas with her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.