Joe Pintauro



 

reviews



"COLD HANDS" is a moving, splendid, hauntingly beautiful novel."
EVAN HUNTER, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Also a new and noteworthy NY Times selection as well as best novels of the year selection.

"Pintauro has captured the connection and oppostition between human love and sexuality in this theatrical, halucinatory novel."
HOWARD MOSS, THE NEW YORKER

"....and It is the struggle of the central character to become humanly whole that is focal and handled in a Lawrencian way.”  Marvelous.  The delicate and sure clarity of Pintauro's prose is a constant pleasure.  Events unfold with simple and meticulous grace.  One comes away from the novel, remembering its wit, tenderness and dignity."
AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW

"Moving in unexpected ways... imaginative, a fervent examination of memory, its slippery role as creator of lives and relationships... Pintauro's presentation of the connections between childhood, adulthood and sexuality are as revealing as they are evocative...  It's a novel many of us might wish to have read long ago."
RUSSEL BANKS.

"Engaging.   A novel free of old restraints."
ALAN CHEUSE, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Powerfull, drenched in furtive, ferocious lust and the profound raptures that love causes.  Has the heady weight of the blood bond out of D.H. Lawrence.  Remarkable, it transcends its category of fiction, mixing the ingredients of popular drama with a poet's sensibility." 
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"A book about loving and needing.  Raises blunt questions about human feelings and dares to answer them... Dreamlike and lovely, it speaks aloud and alike to anyone." 
EVAN HUNTER, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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