Mister Monkey

Mister Monkey

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Traces the revolving experiences of cast, crew and audience members surrounding a terrible screwball children's musical, including an actress who resigns herself to a humiliating downturn in her career before having a shocking encounter with a child costar.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062397836
Branch Call Number: PROSE
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Mr. Monkey


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May 24, 2018

This is a hard one! I would recommend it with caution. When I persevered, I found the discovery of the inner worlds of each character touching. The challenge of living with life's twists and turns. However, I truly liked only two of the characters. I would not call this book a comedy!

Apr 24, 2017

Extraordinarily written, in a very unusual, unique format. Loved it~ shocking, sad-funny, and totally lovable.

"Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.” What a very good quotable quote!


Dec 22, 2016

This is a great book. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't stop reading. Francine Prose is a real writer's writer. You can tell she loves words and the structure of sentences, and telling a good story. I won't give anything away, but "Mr. Monkey" is funny in parts, touching in others and thoroughly enjoyable. It's definitely an unusual format and I'm not sure she would have found a publisher with this concept if she hadn't already published a good 20 books. Anyway, I really liked it.

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Apr 24, 2017

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Dec 22, 2016

Pressroom thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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