There is not much to say about The Postman’s Fiancee by Denis Theriault ($15.99, PGC Books, OneWorld) other then you really need to read it.

Twenty-two-year-old Tania moved to Montreal to study, fine-tune her French and fall in love. Finding work as a waitress in an unpretentious downtown restaurant, she meets Bilodo, a shy postman who spends his days perfecting his calligraphy and writing haiku, a Japanese style of poetry.

Tania falls in love with the man, and works hard to ensure he returns her love. But then one stormy day, their lives take a dramatic turn and as their destinies become entwined. Tania and Bilodo are led into a world where nothing is as it seems.

The story is as bizarre as the description reads, but in a good way. It’s an enjoyable, fast read that will leave you shaking your head as some of the more morally corrupt behaviours come to light. And then there is the end. I didn’t see that coming.

Apparently this is a sequel that reunites readers with the characters found in The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman. I didn’t read that book, and you don’t need to to understand what is going on in this one.

A copy was provided by PCG Books for an honest review.

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