Born in Saint-G d on-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-Qu bec Prize. He lives in Qu bec 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 Qu bec in 2008; in the same year she received the Molson Prize in the Arts.
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