- Author Denis Thériault
A short tale of a postman in Montreal who gets caught up in a twist of fate, after intercepting the post that he should be delivering straight away. He becomes obsessed with one particular set of correspondence which all takes place in haiku and the fallout is incredible.
I enjoyed the build up to the story, the gradually building obsession, and I couldn’t see how it was all going to shake out. Once it did, once the twisting nature of the entire thing became clear, I loved it even more.
It’s exquisite in the detail, and although haikus aren’t my favourite form of poetry, it’s hard not to get swept up in them along with the protagonist.