The Other Side of the Envelope

by Michael Troccoli Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781585000098

About the Book

This fictional novel centers around the working and personal life of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Mike Pinochi, a middle-aged man who feels trapped and tormented with his career and life. He is in a mid-life crisis, on the borderline of insanity, realizing not only the world's hypocrisy, but also his own. Pinochi is plagued with nightmares, visions and painful past memories. His wit and dry satire, aided by Valium and alcohol are the loose threads that keep him in check.

The post office station where he works has a variety of strange and eccentric characters. All are unaware that Westwood P.O. will soon become the focal point for a fame hungry TV news reporter and a politically ambitious postmaster general. Tensions rise in the post office and any one of the postal employees could GO POSTAL at any time.

About the Author

Troccoli is a 14 year employee of the U.S. Postal Service and his positions as letter carrier, union steward and supervisory trainee have been useful as a reference in this literary work. He attended New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y. and later attended Lehman College in Bronx, N.Y.

This is the first of three literary works. The second, a compilation of poems, is entitled Poems with Suicidal Tendencies and the third, Monsterhead, a novel about a New York City policeman and his adopted pit bull, are currently seeking publication.