- Release Date: October 1st 2002 (AUS) / May 2006 (US)
- Pages: 357
- Publisher: Random House (Knopf)
- Genre: Realistic Fiction
Synopsis: Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.
I seem to be on a roll with these Australian books. This is the third one I’ve read after Finnikin of The RockandGraffiti Moon. Originally published in 2002, I Am Messenger made its US debut in 2006, just a year before Zusack started climbing the bestseller’s list with his runaway success The Book Thief….