The long road of the junkmailer
Holland, Patrick 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Audience: General/tradeCollege/higher education
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publication Date: 10/11/2011
Place of Publication: Australia

 Synopsis  Information
Winner of the Queensland Premier's Award, Best Emerging Author, 2005 Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book, South-East Asia/South Pacific, 2007. A lonely junkmailer, his bag full of real estate leaflets, wanders the streets of a sleeping subtropical city. With adventure in his heart, his search for letterboxes takes on epic proportions throughout the night as dream and reality collide. Accompanied by a host of bizarre companions - a girl who has forgotten how to cry, a Polish-Aboriginal clairvoyant, a mysterious ringmaster, and a tribe of watchful white tigers - the junkmailer is led on a quixotic journey through the night-time streets of a city desperately in need of redemption. Assured, whimsical, and alive with unforgettable characters, The Long Road of the Junkmailer is an astonishing debut.