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‘Leaving van Gogh’ Is A Revealing Portrait Of Doubt

— “Leaving van Gogh” (Spiegel & Grau), by Carol Wallace: Although he merely dabbled with paint and brush, French physician Paul Gachet occupies a significant place in art history.The intriguing novel “Leaving van Gogh” imagines what the go…

— “Leaving van Gogh” (Spiegel & Grau), by Carol Wallace: Although he merely dabbled with paint and brush, French physician Paul Gachet occupies a significant place in art history.

The intriguing novel “Leaving van Gogh” imagines what the good doctor might say in looking back on the two months in 1890 during which he tried – and failed – to rescue the painter Vincent van Gogh from madness.

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