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The Resource Mister Monkey

Mister Monkey

Label
Mister Monkey
Title
Mister Monkey
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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10528892
Cataloging source
DLC
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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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True
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  • Humorous Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Mister Monkey
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_300517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062397850
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mister Monkey
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_300517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062397850
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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