We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The Season of migration

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2015.
Physical Desc:
244 pages ; 22 cm.
FICTION Hermann, N.


The lyrically told story of one of the world's greatest artists finding his true calling Though Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all time, we know very little about a ten-month period in the painter's youth when he and his brother, Theo, broke off all contact. In The Season of Migration, Nellie Hermann conjures this period in a profoundly imaginative, original, and heartbreaking vision of Van Gogh's early years, before he became the artist we know today. In December 1878, Vincent van Gogh arrives in the coal-mining village of Petit Wasmes in the Borinage region of Belgium, a blasted and hopeless landscape of hovels and slag heaps and mining machinery. Not yet the artist he is destined to become, Vincent arrives as an ersatz preacher, barely sanctioned by church authorities but ordained in his own mind and heart by a desperate and mistaken spiritual vocation. But what Vincent experiences in the Borinage will change him. Coming to preach a useless gospel he thought he knew and believed, he learns about love, suffering, and beauty, ultimately coming to see the world anew and finding the divine not in religion but in our fallen human world. In startlingly beautiful and powerful language, Hermann transforms our understanding of Van Gogh and the redemptive power of art.

Also in This Series


Call Number
FICTION Hermann, N.
On Shelf

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

First edition.
9780374255473, 0374255474

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation (style guide)

Hermann, N. (2015). The Season of migration. First edition. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hermann, Nellie, 1978-. 2015. The Season of Migration. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hermann, Nellie, 1978-, The Season of Migration. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hermann, Nellie. The Season of Migration. First edition. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
Go To Grouped Work

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJun 16, 2024 08:16:59 AM
Last File Modification TimeJun 16, 2024 08:17:33 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 18, 2024 02:11:19 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01066nam 2200349 i 4500
008140714s2015    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2014017263
020 |a 9780374255473
020 |a 0374255474
040 |a MvI |b eng |e rda |c MvI |d SKYRV
049 |a JRSA
05000 |a PS3608.E7636 |b S43 2015
08200 |a 813/.6 |2 23
1001 |a Hermann, Nellie, |d 1978-
24514 |a The Season of migration / |c Nellie Hermann.
250 |a First edition.
2641 |a New York : |b Farrar, Straus and Giroux, |c ©2015.
300 |a 244 pages ; |c 22 cm.
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier.
60010 |a Gogh, Vincent van, |d 1853-1890 |v Fiction.
6550 |a Biographical fiction.
6550 |a Historical fiction.
907 |a .b23169485
932 |a FICTION Hermann, N.
945 |y .i71253221 |i 33029099579898 |l cenag |s - |k  |u 3 |x 0 |w 0 |v 15 |t 0 |z 01-15-15 |o -
948 |a WDP Featured List (02/15)
998 |e - |d a  |f eng |a cen