Price: $15.00Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.48" x 8.49"
Publication Date: Nov 12, 2004
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
Shortlisted, 2005 Canada Reads
“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 and Mail
“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
“Shares a mix of detached humour, fantasy and compassion with Vonnegut and Salinger.”
Synopsis: 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.