Mister Blue (Paperback)

Mister Blue By Jacques Poulin, Sheila Fischman (Translated by) Cover Image

Mister Blue (Paperback)

By Jacques Poulin, Sheila Fischman (Translated by)


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One of Jacques Poulin’s masterpieces, this tender and perceptive tale explores the textures of solitude, compassion, language, fear, and the imagination. Meet Jim: writer suffering from vivid dreams and bouts of writer’s block. Meet Mister Blue, a dignified and prophetic cat and Jim’s sole companion that spring on the Île d’Orléans. That is, until the day they discover a copy of The Arabian Nights in a cave along the beach. Tinged with heartbreak as well as joy, Mister Blue is a novel of subtle shadows and emotions, of wide-open blue sky—a ballet of the possible.
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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781935744313
ISBN-10: 1935744313
Publisher: Archipelago
Publication Date: December 9th, 2011
Pages: 150
Language: English
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