The best storywriters approach their craft like a weaver turning a messy pile of loose threads into a neat, well-constructed, and beautiful piece of cloth. Greg Bogaerts is a champion storywriter with a vivid and strong imagination. Bogaerts often draws his inspiration from art; in this volume, from paintings by Vincent van Gogh. These twenty-eight short stories, paired with their related van Gogh paintings, will keep you reading until the end, waiting for the next staggering plot twist, the next loathsome or pitiful character, the next surprising and disquieting ending. Readers will come to expect the effusive descriptions that characterize Bogaerts's stories, descriptions that let them hear the cries of his victims, taste the salt on a lover’s skin, smell the filth in the gutters of Paris streets, and feel the anger and distress of the masses. In this collection, Bogaerts brings together color, tragedy, and magic.