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This novel conjures the solitary daily life of Bilodo, a postman who shares his Montreal apartment with his goldfish, Bill. As a result of his indiscretion (the steaming open of personal correspondence), Bilodo becomes involved in an exchange of haiku between the woman of his dreams, a Guadeloupean beauty, and Gaston Grandpre, an eccentric intellectual whose mail Bilodo delivers. Around these events, Denis theriault weaves a passionate tragicomic love story full of twists and turns. His subtle evocations of the sober, precise art of the haiku are set against the prosaic background of a life deeply rooted in an unvarying routine.
About the Author
Born on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near Sept-Iles, Quebec, Denis Theriault is an award-winning screenwriter and author who lives with his family in Montreal. Denis Theriault's first novel, L'iguane (The Iguana), was published to great critical acclaim and won three major literary prizes: the Prix Anne Hebert 2002, the Prix France-Quebec/Jean Hamelin 2001, and the Prix Odyssee 2002 for best first novel. This second novel, Le facteur emotif (The Postman's Round) won the Japan-Canada Literary Award in 2006.
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- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Dundurn (April 21, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1550027859
- ISBN-13: 978-1550027853
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