Green Hour
Frederic Tuten

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Narrated By: Celeste Lawson

Duration: 6 hours and 59 minutes

What to expect

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.


Romance, Fiction: general and literary

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“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 two-year-old with an old soul.”


The Green Hour effortlessly weaves the smart and the emotional. I felt moved and involved—and above all envious. I loved this novel and could not put it down.”

Steve Martin, author of Shop Girl

“An engaging love story, quirky, cosmopolitan, full of upliftings and downturnings, hopes aroused and hopes defeated, challenges met and challenges not met, adult, skeptical, adventurous—all the nuances of attachment that Frederic Tuten renders so well.” 

Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove

“Frederic Tuten is a valiant, gifted writer whose work honors literature.”

Susan Sontag

“[Tuten] has consistently produced an oeuvre which is courageous, adventurous, intelligent, and highly original and has moments of haunting lyrical power.”