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Book Information: Loop, the

Loop, the (1992) [Novel]
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Summary :

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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


  • Cover Design and Illustration by Honi Werner
  • Author Photograph by Heather Coomer

Edition #1: Loop, the

Loop, the (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Read this book--and feel better while you wait for the world to make sense." The New York Times
  • "Impossible to resist." The New Yorker
  • "Coomer writes so well, with such freshness and authenticity, that we hate to put the book down." Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
  • "Joe Coomer is a marvelously creative comic writer: Lyman's lonely, lively mind, his generous and timid spirit, Fiona's quirky originality, and, of course, the aged parrot who proudly announces, 'I'm an eagle,' take the reader on an adventerous, and all too brief, ride around the Fort Worth loop." Corinna Lothar, The Washington Times
  • "Funny, briskly paced... heartwarming... a wondeful book." Tom Pilkington, The Dallas Morning News
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Loop, the (1992)

ISBN: 0684859041

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