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The legend of the barefoot mailman : a novel

Author: John Henry Fleming
Publisher: Boston : Faber and Faber, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The real story behind a legend. Josef Stenmetz, an Austrian immigrant, obtains a job with the post office in Figulus, Florida, his route taking him along a stretch of beach, which he walks barefoot. On his trip he is captured by Indians, but gets away and arrives in New York, still barefoot. He is spotted by an imaginative reporter who writes of a white man raised among Indians who delivers mail barefoot. A legend  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Henry Fleming
ISBN: 0571198791 9780571198795
OCLC Number: 32698559
Description: xii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Henry Fleming.

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The real story behind a legend. Josef Stenmetz, an Austrian immigrant, obtains a job with the post office in Figulus, Florida, his route taking him along a stretch of beach, which he walks barefoot. On his trip he is captured by Indians, but gets away and arrives in New York, still barefoot. He is spotted by an imaginative reporter who writes of a white man raised among Indians who delivers mail barefoot. A legend is born, Figulus becomes famous, and so does its postmaster, Earl Shank. A first novel.

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