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The Postman

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This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553278746
  • 9780553278743
  • 40,902

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A major motion picture from Warner Bros., directed by and starring Kevin Costner. Critical acclaim for David Brin and The Postman: "The Postman will keep you engrossed until you've finished the last page."--Chicago Tribune "Brin is a bold and imaginative writer."--The Washington Post Book Worldshow more

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This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as "War Day or "Alas, Babylon, David Brin's "The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.show more

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A major motion picture from Warner Bros., directed by and starring Kevin Costner. Critical acclaim for David Brin and The Postman: " The Postman will keep you engrossed until you've finished the last page." --Chicago Tribune "Brin is a bold and imaginative writer." --The Washington Post Book Worldshow more
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