The Resource Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose., (ebook)

Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose., (ebook)

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Mister monkey : a novel
Title
Mister monkey
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose.
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Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children's musical. Mister Monkey-a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee-is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She's settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part-until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer . . . and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role. Francine Prose's effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds. There is Adam, whose looming adolescence informs his interpretation of his role; Edward, a young audience member who is candidly unimpressed with the play; Ray, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, who witnesses one of the most awkward first dates in literature; and even the eponymous Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself. With her trademark wit and verve, Prose delves into humanity's most profound mysteries: art, ambition, childhood, aging, and love. Startling and captivating, Mister Monkey is a breathtaking novel from a writer at the height of her craft
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Prose, Francine
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Musical theater
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Target audience
adult
Label
Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose., (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062397850
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12456842
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remote
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12456842
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MWT12456842
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062397850
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12456842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12456842
System control number
MWT12456842
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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