The Peculiar Life of A Lonely Postman

The Peculiar Life of A Lonely Postman

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Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his post round every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle - Bilodo has taken to stealing people's mail, steaming open the envelopes and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Segolene's letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines. They are writing each other haikus. The simplicity and elegance of their poems move Bilado and he begins to fall in love with her. But one day, out on his round, he witnesses a terrible and tragic accident. Just as Gaston is walking up to the post-box to mail his next haiku to Segolene, he is hit by a car and dies on the side of the road. And so Bilodo makes an extraordinary decision - he will impersonate Gaston and continue to write to Segolene under this guise. But how long can the deception continue for?
Publisher: London :, Oneworld,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781786070531
Characteristics: 137 pages ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hawke, Liedewy - Translator

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bookwormjeph
Mar 19, 2016

A refreshing tale of love told mostly through the haiku form of poetry. It encompasses loneliness, lovesickness, despair with a slight hint of Zen thrown in and comes full circle to an ending that I didn't see coming. An eccentric, enjoyable and engrossing novella fit for a quiet afternoon's reading. Best devoured in one sitting.

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