|Loop, the (1992) [Novel]|
by Joe Coomer
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Lyman, a thirty-year-old orphan, is sipping coffee on the front steps of the trailer he calls home one morning, when a ninety-year-old parrot arrives with a beakful of cryptic sayings—such as "That which hath wings tell the matter"—and a mysterious past. Convinced that heeding the bird's wisdom will lead him to answers about himself he so desperately seeks, Lyman combines his night job as a courtesy patrolman, circling the highway that loops around Fort Worth, with days in the library. Together with Fiona, the loquacious librarian, he traces his adopted pet's origins, and while what Lyman ultimately discovers may not help him piece together his own past, it paves the way for a future he never imagined.
Original title: The Loop
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
- Cover Design and Illustration by Honi Werner
- Author Photograph by Heather Coomer