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Wild cat /
Jacques Poulin ; translated by Sheila Fischman.
imprint
Toronto : Cormorant Books, 2003.
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178 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1896951503 :
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Toronto : Cormorant Books, 2003.
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1896951503 :
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4850564
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Quill & Quire, June 2003
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"My most distant ancestor sits in a glass cage in the Louvre Museum, in the Egyptian Antiquities section, and visitors walk around him, intrigued by the strange gentleness that has been lighting up his face for four thousand years. Everyone calls him 'The Crouching Scribe.' Wearing only a loincloth, he holds a papyrus on his knees and looks at his master with infinite patience as he gets ready to write down the words that will drop from the man's mouth. That gentleness and patience were what led me to choose him as my model. There's a photo of him on the wall that faces my desk and I look at it often in the course of the day. That's what I was doing around six o'clock one evening, just before I closed my office, when all at once I heard the gate creak, then footsteps on the stairs and the sound of a chair in the waiting room." So begins Wild Cat, Jacques Poulin's wonderful novel about a professional writer, who composes and hand writes letters and documents for a living. He lives in the upper town of the old town of Quebec, in an apartment that shares a wall with Kim, a psychologist. The courtyard below Jacques' rooms is a home to Pretty Cat, who sleeps in the tree. The writer becomes involved with Kim when she reveals to him that she has been beaten by a lover or a patient, he does not know.
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Jacques Poulin's wonderful novel about a professional writer who composes and hand writes letters and documents for a living. He lives in the upper town of the old town of Quebec, in an apartment that shares a wall with Kim, a psychologist. The courtyard below Jacques' rooms is a home to Pretty Cat, who sleeps in the tree. The writer becomes involved with Kim when she reveals to him that she has been beaten ” by a lover or a patient, he does not know.

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