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Loop's Progress
     

Loop's Progress

by Chuck Rosenthal
 

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Restored to the author's original version, Loop's Progress is the first of The Loop Trilogy. An uproarious novel about coming-of-age that reflects the gritty reality of modern urban America.

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Restored to the author's original version, Loop's Progress is the first of The Loop Trilogy. An uproarious novel about coming-of-age that reflects the gritty reality of modern urban America.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rosenthal makes a brave debut in this original novel. A family history set in the 1940s and '50s in a deteriorating neighborhood in Erie, Pa., the book is narrated by Jarvis Loop Jr. in a veritably loopy, roundabout manner. His father, Red, is a larger-than-life working man with both a violent and a soft streakhe fears nothing and terrorizes his family and his neighbors out of contrariness. Jarvis's mother has retreated into a confused religious fanaticism, while other assorted family members discover their own forms of escape from the ghetto. Jarvis's voice is acerbically funny; like a slow-acting acid, the humor comes first, the pain of disintegration second. At times hard to follow because it skips around chronologically, this novel will leave a mark; the characters are toughly philosophical and memorable. And Rosenthal hasn't closed off his loop; he is at work on a sequel, which will with luck make things clearer, or perhaps, as he intends, still more provocatively confused. (October)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977229871
Publisher:
Hollyridge Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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