Volkswagen Blues

Written by Jacques Poulin | Translated by Shiela Fischman | 2002
Volkswagen Blues
(Cormorant Books, 2002)

In this classic road novel, Jacques Poulin tells the story of a man in search of his brother. The geographical journey — through Detroit, into Chicago, on to St. Louis, along the Oregon Trail and into California — becomes a metaphor for the exploration of the history of the French in North America.

Reviews:

"Jacques Poulin is one of the finest and most underrated novelists in Quebec. Volkswagen Blues confirms his calibre as a writer, and may give him the reputation he deserves." — The Globe & Mail

"Shares a mix of detached humour, fantasy and compassion with Vonnegut and Salinger." — Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

"A wonderfully lively and entertaining trip ... this book is full of incidental pleasures, odd characters, bizarre incidents, moments of poetry — some of them very comic — that spring as much from the author's own generosity of spirit as from the richness of things. This is a splendid book." — The Toronto Star

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