PARROT TALK is the story Lucas and Grinder, two brothers living in Rochester NY, who were abandoned by their mother when they were barely teens. They never hear from her again. They are understandably surprised and confused when a friend of their mother contacts them after thirty years to say their mother has died and to ask them to come to Pittsburgh to deal with some of her effects, in particular, Paul. A road trip ensues with a memorable stop at a Racino, a Pittsburgh landmark greasy spoon and finally a ride on an incline to meet their mother’s friend, Janice. They are more than a little taken aback when she introduces them to Paul, an African grey parrot in the depths of grief, who has things to say that will change their lives. This is a humorous story with a deep heart. It addresses issues of brotherhood and family attachment, loss, grief, love, and reconciliation. It will make the reader laugh and cry....but mainly laugh.
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