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“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. 1 The year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Governor General’s Award-winner Jacques Poulin’s popular novel Volkswagen Blues. The novel Volkswagen Blues is a novel that was written by Jacques Poulin. It was originally published in French in , and was translated into English in

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Google Books — Loading Jack has a sort of mid-life crisis that pushes him to look for his estranged brother. Just finished fourth reading. See 1 question about Volkswagen Blues…. It also gave me some references o other books I will read. Brian Swann and Arnold Krupat.

Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Has the non-series sequel l’homme de la saskatchewan by Jacques Poulin. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. I recommend Poulin to anyone and this is not the least of his books. Notify me of new posts via email. There is no greatness here and no awe for the road, and definitely no grand wonder at simple existing. View all 4 comments.


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My advice — don’t bother — there are so many more-entertaining books about the impact of the French in North America, about road trips, and so on. And probably volkswagej the museum in the Arch in St Volkswagrn. The same can be said of French for Native peoples in Quebec. Aug 22, Bev rated it did not like it. With no chance of building community in the present, la Grande Sauterelle suffers from a sort of nostalgic melancholia and spends a great deal of time looking off into the horizon: Everything falls into the habitual.

La Grande Sauterelle has trouble with her mixed origins.

In the real America, the icons are always less iconic up close, the people are always more complicated than you expect, and you can lose track of a person forever, even when you’re only a few miles apart. You are commenting using your WordPress.

I really enjoyed that there was not a “perfect” ending for these characters. What should be made clear, however, is the degree to which it is a product of its times and not a model for the future. The only other Native person we see is her mother, who is herself portrayed as a kind of artifact since she works in a museum. There is no greatness here and no awe for the road, and defini The writing just is – it isn’t great, nor particular in any way – just simplistic and at times somewhat childish and boring.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Between November and Juneover 5, Native Americans from 20 different tribes occupied the island of Alcatraz, which had been left unused after its prison was closed in I enjoyed the peacefulness of the two protagonists and their way to go with the flow.

Hey, maybe I have also been to those museums and so on.

Volkswagen Blues

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Kepps you interested to find the missing brother. Using the texts I write is at your own risk since I have no competence of any kind in literature. You live in a country were road trips are possible. Quebec French is a cousin language, one I like to observe. Vokkswagen say that this is unity, however, is false since, as we have seen, Indigeneity is ultimately removed.