Buy Doctor Pluss
on Amazon.com

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Critical acclaim for Rob Couteau's novel, Doctor Pluss:

"Amazingly beautiful, haunting prose. It's a great book."
-- Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno,

author of:
An Invisible Spectator:
A Biography of Paul Bowles

(Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

and
The Continual Pilgrimage:
American Writers in Paris

(Grove Press / Bloomsbury)

 

"Intellectual freshness, richness and potency ...
An impressively creative writer, whom Barney Rosset urged me to review."

-- Jim Feast,

author of Neo Phobe (with Ron Kolm; Autonomedia)
from his
Evergreen Review essay on
Doctor Pluss
and Collected Couteau.

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Doctor Pluss is available in these libraries and bookstores:

- Amazon
- Barnes & Nobles

In New York:
- Barner Books, New Paltz
- Elting Library, New Paltz
- Inquiring Minds, New Paltz


Rob Couteau's Doctor Pluss is a work of fiction based on actual dialogues with schizophrenic patients, diabolically 'sane' psychotherapists, and well-meaning yet unerringly destructive social workers. It chronicles the descent of an eccentric, sardonic, and witty psychiatrist into what appears to be a state of complete madness. Written in an evocative, lyrical prose style, the tale achieves a magical life of its own as the narrative twists, turns, and accelerates along with the doctor's free fall into the self. Doctor Pluss demonstrates how ideation and speech may be surrealistically transformed into a 'broken language' delirium, which, despite its strangeness, remains eerily accessible.

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Excerpts from Doctor Pluss:

- Sublunary Delights

-
Portrait of a Cat Remedy

 

Critical acclaim for Rob Couteau's novel, Doctor Pluss:

"Intellectual freshness, richness and potency ..." "[An] impressively creative writer, whom [Barney] Rosset urged me to review."
-- Jim Feast
, author of Neo Phobe (with Ron Kolm), from his Evergreen Review essay on Doctor Pluss and Collected Couteau.

"Amazingly beautiful, haunting prose. It's a great book."
-- Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno
,
author of: An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and The Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris (Grove Press / Bloomsbury)

 

Rob Couteau is a writer and visual artist from Brooklyn. In the mid-1980s he was director of a nonprofit agency that provided advocacy, housing, and counselling for former psychiatric patients, in New York City. He's the author of the novel Doctor Pluss; the literary anthology Collected Couteau, the memoirs Letters from Paris and The Paris Journals, and the poetry collection The Sleeping Mermaid. In 1985 he won the North American Essay Award, a competition open to North American writers and sponsored by the American Humanist Association.

His work as a literary critic, interviewer, and social commentator has been featured in books such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera: A Reader’s Guide, by Thomas Fahy, Conversations with Ray Bradbury, ed. Steven Aggelis, and David Cohen’s Forgotten Millions, a book about the homeless mentally ill.

His poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in over thirty-five magazines, newspapers, and literary journals, including The Alembic; Anima; Arete; Bloomsbury Review; Cadillac Cicatrix; Chrysalis; Colere; Confluent Educational Journal; Croton Review; The European; Footwork; The Garden State; The Hawaii Pacific Review; Heavenbone; The Humanist; The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; Lapis; Lift Magazine; New Leaves Review; The Paris Voice; Passager; Quantum; Raintaxi; Rockhurst Review; Spring; Venice Magazine; Versitude; West Hills Review; White Pelican Review; Xanadu; and Z Miscellaneous.

After living in Paris for twelve years, he returned to the U.S. in December 2000. He currently resides in upstate New York.


 


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Updated: 14 Jan. 2013 | Copyright © 2013 by Rob Couteau All rights reserved.