The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman: a novel by John Henry Fleming

The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman: a novel

byJohn Henry Fleming

Kobo ebook | June 24, 2014

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A story of big dreams and lost shoes, The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman examines how truth becomes fiction in a joyful and hilarious satire of Florida tourism. Josef Steinmetz is a young immigrant seeking fortune in 1880s South Florida. Earl Shank is a small-town postmaster with an entrepreneurial spirit. When fate delivers Josef like an errant letter into Earl's hands, their disastrous lives become the stuff of legend. Originally published in 1995, this 20th Anniversary electronic reprint features a new forward by the ghost of fictional New York Times Reporter, John Thomas. "Winningly satiric" ~Paula Friedman, The New York Times Book Review "An engrossing and highly entertaining tale...The author is a gifted storyteller whose rich style and language provide genuinely treasured moments for all readers." --David A. Berona, Library Journal "A marvelously piquant satire on the American Dream taken to ludicrous extremes...Fleming's insights into mythmaking are keen, and his narrative skills and humor finely honed. A marvelously inventive, thoroughly enjoyable tale about our capacity for self-invention, adaptability, and perseverance." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (**starred review**)
Title:The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman: a novelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Burrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0984953884

ISBN - 13:9780984953882

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