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Review by Suze
Tania is originally from Bavaria and moved to Canada to study. She's abandoned her plans for a while and is working as a waitress in a restaurant instead. One of her regulars is Bolido, a postman who's passionate about calligraphy. Tania immediately likes Bolido, but does she have a chance with this curious man? When Bolido shows an interest in haiku Tania thinks she's found a way to communicate with him. She tries to reach him in verse, however, Bolido has other things on his mind. What can she do to make him notice her and will Tania ever be able to truly become part of his world?
The Postman's Fiancée is a beautiful story filled with unexpected twists and turns. Tania is cheerful and she's great with customers, but her love for Bolido changes her. It's a transformation that's both fascinating and a little unsettling. Bolido is always slightly out of reach and the reasons behind that made me curious from the beginning. I loved the connections between the main characters, they're different, off kilter, intriguing and surprising. I'm thrilled when an author can amaze me over and over again and Denis Thériault's writing definitely made me happy. He skillfully plays with both his characters and his readers, which made me fall in love with his story head over heels.
The Postman's Fiancée is a unique novel. I loved Denis Thériault's gorgeous sentences and his stunning haiku. The complex relationships and dramatic hidden emotions of the main characters are making it even better. It all comes together in a fantastic bizarre plot. The ending of the story moved me to tears, it's symbolic, thought-provoking, moving and bittersweet. I loved every word of The Postman's Fianceé. It's a story I highly recommend, a true gem that's among the best books I've read in a very long time.
If you love beautiful unique stories you should definitely read The Postman's Fiancée.