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A flat-land fable : a novel, by Joe Coomer

Label
A flat-land fable : a novel
Title
A flat-land fable
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Joe Coomer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'There is certainly not a lot to do in Eckley, a town whose largest employer is the Eckley Grain Elevator. But the flat land is perfect for baseball; the events of the novel take place on the day of the big Little League game. Horgan is the Little League coach, the town fireman, and an unambitious but likable guy. Vaguely dissatisfied, he feels he has spent his life waiting for things, as if some momentous event is always just about to occur. By the end of the day, he is no longer bored. In the meantime, he tries to make his wife Kidder pregnant, visits his dying father in the hospital, and attends to some fires. Coomer also affectionately describes the activities of Sickopoose, Pillsneck, Shrugsby et al., the endearing, pint-sized members of the team, as they prepare for the evening's game by sliding into chickens, throwing balls at roofs and mothers, and setting fires. Coomer brings Eckley to life with a loving eye for detail, an original, dry humor, and a strong sense of story and rhythm. Written to a human scale, this fable is absorbing, astonishing, and lovely"--Publishers Weekly
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O574
LC item number
F5 1986
Literary form
fiction
Label
A flat-land fable : a novel, by Joe Coomer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
12907921
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
167 p.
Isbn
9780877190448
Lccn
85028826
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Texas Monthly, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-044). Hardbound with dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.
Label
A flat-land fable : a novel, by Joe Coomer
Publication
Control code
12907921
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
167 p.
Isbn
9780877190448
Lccn
85028826
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Texas Monthly, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-044). Hardbound with dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.

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