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The peculiar life of a lonely postman

Author: Denis Thériault; Liedewy Hawke
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Thériault; Liedewy Hawke
ISBN: 9781786070531 1786070537
OCLC Number: 954430001
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 137 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Facteur émotif.
Responsibility: Denis Thériault ; translated by Liedewy Hawke.

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