×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Postal
     

Postal

4.8 9
by Peter McNeil
 

See All Formats & Editions

McNeil’s consequential plus enlightening tale channels the colorful world within the postal environment. Making up this vividly essential yarn are six intriguing stories that provide a different yet necessary spin on postal-related issues: Freeman Souls’ alcoholism plight, coupled with struggling to choose between his floundering relationship with his

Overview

McNeil’s consequential plus enlightening tale channels the colorful world within the postal environment. Making up this vividly essential yarn are six intriguing stories that provide a different yet necessary spin on postal-related issues: Freeman Souls’ alcoholism plight, coupled with struggling to choose between his floundering relationship with his fiancée or a seductively gorgeous and extremely aggressive co-worker. James Richards’ ultimate decision to gain custody of his daughter from her negligent mother. Denise Tucker’s enormous task of establishing her identity as a newly appointed assistant manager, consequently finding herself constantly clashing with her manipulative boss. The self-absorbed Lexington VanGuard’s rise up the corporate ladder that becomes severely threatened by an unlikely source. Louis Rodriguez’s dream of becoming a hip-hop superstar which garners questionable reviews by his peers. The unreliable Cadina Wilson who finally secures a role in the post office only to jeopardize her position, to her father’s dismay.
Six interlocking journeys committed to analyzing these characters’ choices of overcoming personal demons, hidden motives from co-workers and bottom-line agendas from the hirer up...and fueled with enough drama to make one of these individuals go Postal!

Editorial Reviews

Gladys Perez-Bashier
“The language and the characters of Postal are not only believable but they have roots. Therefore they earn a spot in the readers’ heart. Here the reader will discover that the seemingly simple average Black American is complex. This story is very significant in any genre.”
─Gladys E. Perez-Bashier, Founder of Clique Calm Books, Author of Creepin’ through the Hinge
Yvonne Mullins
“An extremely entertaining story, threaded with life-lessons that any person, postal related or not, can relate to. I was very impressed…Great Job!”
─Yvonne Mullins, United States Postal Service Customer Service Manager
Sandra Kendall
“Phenomenal job! I did not want Postal to end! I’m ready for part two!”
─Sandra Kendall, Author of Symphonies of the Colorful Woman
Barbara Parker-Reid
“The author’s depiction of the melting pot of postal employees was very accurate. He gave another perception of the postal service; a more humanistic side versus us as just ‘keepers of the mail’. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.”
─Barbara Parker Reid, U.S.P.S. Window Clerk

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014349185
Publisher:
Level 44 Publications L.L.C.
Publication date:
05/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
574
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter McNeil was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. He began his postal career in the early nineties as a temporary clerk before transitioning over to letter carrier for Cooper Postal Station in Lower Eastside, Manhattan. During that tenure, he held the title of Acting Supervisor for three months before returning to letter carrier so he could concentrate on penning his first novel. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Pamela and children Justin, Jordan and Milahn.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Postal 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Willie-Will More than 1 year ago
Awesome, Awesome book, Peter does not miss any details in this "mini-series". Hope to see it on the big screen one day!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
‎'Postal' is a must read. It's the best book I've read in a very long time. It has evoked every emotion I have. I've laughed, cried, been angry, dissappointed, anticipated, surprised, been in suspense, etc. Each character is so well developed. All I can say is Wow! Every page leaves you wanting more. This is a book that would appeal to any/all audiences. I'd recommend this book to anyone!!! Postal - A brilliantly created work of art!
7779311TS More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Addictive! It‘s been awhile since I’ve been able to finish a book unless it was nonfiction, because I’ve found it difficult to discover a book interesting enough to hold my attention from start to finish, but Postal is not your average novel, it IMMEDIATELY captures your full attention and will keep you enthralled and wanting more from the first chapter until the very end. Postal has it all: mystery, suspense, unexpected plot twist, romance, work drama, family drama, relationship drama, and lots of comedy!!! I was angry, overjoyed, shocked and literally laughing out load throughout this book. McNeil delivers such a fine narrative that flows as beautifully as he writes. His characters shine with so much personality, charm, wit, humor, and they are TRULY believable. You will feel as if you’re connected to every one of these colorful characters in this book and you will feel as if you know them all! This book made me experience EVERY emotion possible…sometimes all at once!!!!!! I read this book (the Nook version is 1597 pages) in one week and it would have been shorter had I not left my Nook at home one day! (Oh the misery!) I really did NOT want it to end and hope that there will be a sequel to this one very soon!!!! Kudos to Peter McNeil for painting such a vivid picture of a world we all may think we know but really have no idea. This book is truly a pleasure and is definitely a MUST READ for everyone!!!!
latarsha Toles More than 1 year ago
Mr. McNeil, I received the book a few days after you sent it and i read the first few pages and put it in my drawer  and said I will get around to it, as I am going through my own dilemma with the Post Office, dealing with an on the job injury and its been one of the most craziest things i have ever experienced. I have never met so much deceit in my entire life. So anyway ,Thursday I picked the book up again and began to read and Omg, I couldn't put it down, it was like you were sitting right at my job recording,  that's how real every single character felt to me ,all i can say is wow!!! I loved it, besides the occasional editing errors the book was superb!! I could go on and on but when I tell you I work with, Freeman, James, Lou, Shabazz, Devine ,Manny , Velour and the rest of the crew ,I see them everyday when I clock in, the funny thing is I'm more like Cadina,cooking is what I love to do, and I'm great at it, But Here I am at the post office. This book truly spoke volumes to my soul. Thank you so much!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Postal was a very entertaining book. When I first seen the cover, I thought it was going to about some guy who actually went "postal". lol I, myself, am a current postal employee so a lot of the jargon hit home for me. But Postal is not a documentary on the post office or a "reveal all" because honestly there are some things that people will never relate to because they never been in that situation before. What the book does reveal though, is that no matter what job we do or where we are from, we are still approached with the same pressures and stressors as everyone else. Sometimes we look at others and think because they make more money or have a certain job title that they A. don't have to work hard or B. that bad things in life won't bother them. The book starts off with Freeman dealing with a lot and turning to alcohol to cope. In fact, each character I can honestly say that I met in some shape or form in the post office. lol The flamboyant Velour. Lex, the guy who really only cares about himself and do whatever it takes to get to the next level, even if it means kissing up. lol Divine the voice of reason who also occasionally oversteps boundaries but with good intent. James, the good brother who has been hurt in the worst way imaginable but not trying to let it affect his current love life. Freeman overlooking red flags because of a woman's looks. And Cadina...I wouldn't want to spoil that for you but Postal is a must read, especially for any postal worker. Peter McNeil does an excellent job of potraying the characters with believable personalities and depicting them in realistic situations. There's lots of twists and turns,.and this novel will keep you on edge until the end. Also, will provide more than a few laughs. Go pick this up today
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MailladyDonna More than 1 year ago
this is an exceptional first book. insight into the real workings in the post office. romance, inspiration and lots of action. couldn't put it down. A MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the book Postal is great & u don't have to be a postal worker to enjoy the book!!! Sandra J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book.....Each character, scene, and circumstance are depicted using vivid and refreshing wording.  The author  has a unique ability to blend the overall plot with the sub plots.  I enjoyed the book so much that I found it hard to put down each day.  Can't wait for the next offering from this talented author. -Will G