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Spring Tides by Jacques Poulin
Aug 20, 2007 | ISBN 9780977857647
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    Aug 20, 2007 | ISBN 9780977857647

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Winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award

For decades Poulin has been teaching us that great literature can be about small things: the language of love and the love of language, the pleasure of solitude and the grief of loneliness, the value of work and the importance of play. While each of his novels stands on its own, together they create a world that is instantly recognizable and immediately endearing. —Alyson Waters, Yale University

Poulin is a master of imagery and dialogue: they rest like froth on top of something much more murky and morose: an underlying fear of emptiness. —The Silhouette

Shares a mix of detached humour, fantasy and compassion with Vonnegut and Salinger. —Saskatoon Star-Phoenix One of the finest and most underrated novelists in Québec. —The Globe & Mail

The most affecting aspect of Spring Tides, I think, is the unexpected sense of loss that sneaks up on you at the end of the novel, like a sudden deep pain, as if Poulin has been distracting you by making shadows with one hand while the other did its subtle, cutting work. —Nick Ancosta, The New York Sun

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