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Is this sentence grammatically defensible?

The following sentence is from a novel that was reviewed in LRB: 'Outside, the doublesided sandwichboard spread obscenely with the recurring daily specials still daily, still special, the board-...
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Is following several weeks… a participial phrase?

I'm struggling to determine if the "following weeks..." clause is a participial phrase or an absolute phrase. Typically, the ice sheet begins to show evidence of thawing in late summer, following ...