top of page

Volkswagen Blues

Translated by Sheila Fischman

ISBN: 9781896951423

Price: $19.95

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.50" x 8.50"

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.”
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix


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.

bottom of page