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Set in the mid 1980s, Left of the Loop chronicles the misadventures of two roommates living in a decrepit loft building just west of Chicago's famed Loop. Narrating the story is Spungkdt, a poet who uses the raw material of the surrounding meatpacking district to give his writing verve. His roommate Stark is drummer for a hapless rock and roll band pursuing ever-elusive su ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published by Xlibris Corporation
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For anyone considering this book, let me note right off the top that I don't think anyone would consider "Left of the Loop" to be a highly-polished work. It is self-indulgent, erratically written, and essentially devoid of plot.

But this thin tome touched a lot of things that are close to my heart: the beauty of decay, of the city, of man-made things, and of wide open prairie; the "dissipated" quest, to use a term from the novel, that all of us seemed to be on in the late-1980's; and how we seeme
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Tim W. Brown was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In 1983 he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in American studies. He is the author of four published novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001), Walking Man (2008), and Second Acts (2010). His fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Anot ...more
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