The Resource Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose

Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose

Label
Mister monkey : a novel
Title
Mister monkey
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
  • "From New York Times bestselling author and house treasure Francine Prose comes this ingenious, darkly humorous novel that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children's theater production"--
Summary
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
Tone
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528892
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prose, Francine
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R68
LC item number
M57 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musical theater
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Target audience
adult
Label
Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
936192077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780062397836
Lccn
2016013864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Mister monkey : a novel, Francine Prose
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
936192077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780062397836
Lccn
2016013864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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