First Sentence: Swirling like water
against rugged rocks,
time goes around and around
Beech Street, rue des Hêtres, was for the most part lined with maples.
Back of the book:
A beautifully tragic and thought-provoking tale, The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman is a moving book by a talented new voice.
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 only 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…
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Last Sentence: ‘Enso,’ he moaned as the last breath of life abandoned him.