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One of my favorite writers in the world is Jacques Poulin. —Rawi Hage
This is a great and very beautiful novel. —Le Devoir
Poulin shares a mix of detached humor, fantasy, and compassion with Vonnegut and Salinger. —Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
The writer hiding from the world in his house on the beach is as shy and charming and friendly as this light, generous, refreshing novel. . . told with Hemingway-like sparseness and minimal melodrama...Poulin earns his lump-in-the-throat ending. —Shelf Awareness
Born in Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Jacques Poulin is the author of fourteen novels. Among his many honors are the Governor General's Award, the Molson Prize in the Arts, the Gilles-Corbeil Prize, and the France-Québec Prize. He lives in Québec City.
Translator: Sheila Fischman has published more than 125 translations of contemporary French-Canadian. Fischman was named to the Order of Canada in 2002 and to the Ordre national du Québec in 2008; in the same year she received the Molson Prize in the Arts.