Mailman: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 483 Seiten
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"Albert Lippincott is a thirty-year veteran of the Nestor, New York, post office - a letter carrier extraordinaire, aggressively cheerful, obsessively efficient. But Albert has a few things to hide. His unfortunate habit, for instance, of reading other people's mail. His abortive university career, complete with a crackpot theory, a nervous breakdown, and thwarted attempt to bite out his professor's eye. A disastrous marriage, grotesquely self-absorbed parents, and a sexually ambiguous entanglement with his melodramatic sister. And then there's his attempt to reform the postal system of Kazakhstan, and his complicated relationship with his cats." "But he has no problem keeping his life in perspective - until one of his customers turns up dead, and Albert is left holding a letter that might have saved his life. Over ten frenzied days, Albert's precarious existence begins to crumble, and his demons are in hot pursuit: the postal inspectors who want to ask him a few questions; his memories of the women he loved, but didn't love enough; his sexual hang-ups; his intellectual failures; and an increasingly painful lump under his left arm."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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LibraryThing Review

Nutzerbericht  - AlexanderDS - LibraryThing

I loved this book. I loved the writing style, the mix of hilarious moments and meaningful ones - but never getting sentimental. Mailman is pathetic, but he grew on me. These are some of my favourite ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Mailman

Nutzerbericht  - Ron - Goodreads

What better way to illustrate middle-aged crazy than through the weary eyes of a lonely, desperate mailman who thinks he has seen it all? Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

AN AMERICAN MAILMAN
17
FIVE CATS AND THREE WOMEN
66
TEACHERS
115
THE MARRIAGE OF MAILMAN
171
THE POSTMAN OF UCHQUBAT
229
INQUISITION
297
SOUTH
343
THE DOCTOR
388
ON THE BEACH
442
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2003)

J. Robert Lennon is the author of three previous novels. His stories have appeared in McSweeney's and The New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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