Volkswagen blues by Jacques PoulinVolkswagen blues by Jacques Poulin

Volkswagen blues

byJacques Poulin

Paperback | June 18, 2015 | French

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Un écrivain part à la recherche de son frère Théo dont il est sans nouvelles depuis plusieurs années. Amorcé à Gaspé, au Québec, son périple le conduira jusqu'à San Francisco, non sans un détour du côté de l'Amérique profonde, celle des grandes villes - Detroit, Chicago -, des lieux chargés d'histoire - Wounded Knee, Ash Hollow, Starved Rock -, des villages perdus. Au début du voyage, Jack fait la rencontre d'une jeune métisse surnommée affectueusement « la Grande Sauterelle » en raison de sa haute et maigre silhouette. En sa compagnie, il entreprend une véritable traversée à rebours de ses racines canadiennes-françaises sur le continent américain, tandis que la jeune femme tente de définir les contours d'une fragile identité amérindienne.
Jacques Poulin was born in 1937 in Saint Gédéon, Québec. He received his Arts degree from the Université Laval where he focused on literature and psychology. He worked for several years as a commercial translator and later as a college guidance counsellor. It was only after the success of his second novel, Jimmy, that he was able to de...
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Title:Volkswagen bluesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:6.97 × 4.33 × 0.55 inPublished:June 18, 2015Publisher:Les Éditions NomadesLanguage:French

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ISBN - 10:2760936066

ISBN - 13:9782760936065

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book I had to read this for a class in college and I would really recommend it. If you don't normally read in French, this is a really easy transition and the story is really really great! I definitely recommend it and it's a very fast read!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canada's Version of On The Road A great travelling book about coming to terms with life and letting go of the past.
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