THE LEGEND OF THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Faber & Faber, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "A mix of comedy, tragedy, and misdirected mail carries this beautiful novel about a naive European immigrant who seeks his fortune in 1880s South Florida. The area was still very much a frontier then, and to get the mail settlers had to walk the beach for 60 miles. Josef Steinmetz arrives from Europe to start a new life, but after several disastrous turns--including the loss of his wife, orchard, and new shoes--he hooks up with goofball entrepreneur Earl Shank and becomes the legendary mailman of the title." (Publishers Weekly review) SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Frederick Barthelme and Ernest Gaines, among others. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-571-198791.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.