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THE POSTMAN

Bi Yu

  • Original Title: YOUDIYUAN
  • Publication date: January 2019
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House China
  • Country: CN
  • 100 print pages
  • Drama

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War II
  • Location setting: China
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Life choice, Death, Double identity, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Injustice, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, Totalitarian regime, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Commitment, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge

Pitch

In 1936, after having found his father’s brutally tortured body, Zhongliang vows to dedicate his life to freeing China from foreign oppression, working as an undercover postman who delivers coded messages.

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Bi Yu is a critically acclaimed novelist who focuses on spy fiction. He is widely published in major literary magazines including People's Literature, Harvest, and October. His novellas include ROMANCE, ODE TO JOY, and IDYLL. He is the winner of the Eighth Shanghai Literature Award and the Second "Si Xiao Ming Dan" Youth Literature Award.

Summary

When in 1936 a brutally tortured body of a local postman is found outside of Shanghai’s St. Theresa’s church, the local constable brushes off the case. Zhongliang, however, comes to find out that his father’s death was no mistake. Giving up his studies, Zhongliang stumbles into a secret world where he is known as ‘Catfish’. His new postman duty takes him to the streets of Shanghai where he delivers coded letters to cryptic addresses, conspires against the invading Japanese forces, falls in love, and eventually gets completely absorbed by his own sense of righteousness.


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    Bi Yu is a critically acclaimed novelist who focuses on spy fiction. He is widely published in major literary magazines including People's Literature, Harvest, and October. His novellas include ROMANCE, ODE TO JOY, and IDYLL. He is the winner of the Eighth Shanghai Literature Award and the Second "Si Xiao Ming Dan" Youth Literature Award.