The Resource Mister monkey, Francine Prose

Mister monkey, Francine Prose

Label
Mister monkey
Title
Mister monkey
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Author
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528892
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prose, Francine
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Musical theater
Target audience
adult
Label
Mister monkey, Francine Prose
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_300517&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062397850-HUS901624-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062397850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mister monkey, Francine Prose
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_300517&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062397850-HUS901624-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062397850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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