Mr. Blue

Jacques Poulin
Translated by Sheila Frischman

Awards: Winner of the Prix France-Québec (French language edition)

Mr. Blue is Jim's cat and his sole companion until the day they discover a copy of The Arabian Nights in a cave along the beach. From then on, the novel Jim is writing develops in unexpected ways. For "words are independent like cats, and they don't do what you want them to."

Fiction 1998

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Jacques Poulin was born in the Beauce region of Quebec. He hs been the recipient of many prizes, including the 1986 GG Award for Fiction and in 1991, the PrixFrance-Quebec for the original French version of Mr. Blue.

Other books by Jacques Poulin: English Is Not a Magic Language
Out of print