"Fans of Nellie Hermann's The Cure For Grief already know that she is our expert chronicler of the complex love between siblings; in The Season Of Migration, she channels the story of Vincent Van Gogh, Theo Van Gogh, and the ghost of their dead sibling. Hermann writes beautifully about the wrenching pain of disenchantment, as well as its joyful transubstantiation back into art. Every scene is a color-saturated dream, every detail lived and felt. Hermann has done something miraculous here."Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

The Season of Migration is a masterpiece; it blew me away. A triumph of lyrical intensity, resonance of voice, psychological acuity, Nellie Hermann’s novel has shed new light on the Van Gogh few people have known. Heartbreaking and beautiful." -- Mary Gordon, author of Final Payments and Pearl

“Nellie Hermann's Van Gogh is extraordinary--as luminous and intense and strange in these pages as in any of his self-portraits. But the miracle of Hermann's writing is to make him ordinary at the same time. His struggle to live in a world terrorized by loss and the threat of loss is everybody's struggle, and as pain in life teaches him slowly to see, we learn to do it as well. By the end of the story Vincent, debilitated and exalted, knows what beauty is. The reader lucky enough to encounter this book will know it, too.” -- Chris Adrian, author of The Great Night and The Children's Hospital