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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman (Paperback)
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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 02/02/2017
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*Selected for Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Book Club*

Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing a single haiku, he finds himself avidly caught up in the relationship between a long-distance couple who write to each other using only beautiful poetry. He feasts on their words, vicariously living a life for which he longs. But it will only be a matter of time before his world comes crashing down around him.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786070531
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Enchanting, philosophically astute and deeply poignant.' * John Burnside *
'Quirky and charming with a well-executed denouement, this novella brings to mind nothing less than a giddily-lovesick Kafka.' * Guardian *
`A captivating philosophical tale.' * Le Devoir, Canada *
`A love story between two people who've never met, thanks to the magic of a deepening correspondence. In times of internet and social networking, Theriault succeeds in offering fine and spirited promotion for letters.' * Le Figaro, France *
'...an intense and very deep meaningful ending...I would recommend this book.' * 'A Bibliophile's Book Blog' review *

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“A delightful and unusual novel about obsession, the power of poetry and fate.”

Bilodo lives a solitary life, performing his duty as a postman before dodging his only friend’s attempts to drag him out for a night on the town, instead preferring to head home to be by himself.
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“A gently absurd, highly spiritual novella”

There is something interminably fascinating about written letters - probably exasperated by their rarity in today's world - and its a fascination thoroughly exploited in this book. There is something irresistible... More

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