The Letter Opener : Naiko, a young Japanese-Canadian woman, works in the Undeliverable Mail Office. Immersed in orphaned letters and keepsakes, she attempt to reunite them with their rightful owners. But what happens when it is a person who is lost? When Naiko's co-worker Andrei, a Romanian refugee, suddenly vanishes, Naiko tries to piece together the fragments of his life. As the novel unfolds - through the Second World War and the fall of Communism in Romania - Andrei's intriguing story begins to echo Naiko's own. The Letter Opener is a luminous, heart-stopping novel that glows with truth and wisdom.