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Mister Monkey : a novel, Francine Prose

Label
Mister Monkey : a novel
Title
Mister Monkey
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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
Cataloging source
FO7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prose, Francine
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3566.R68
LC item number
M57 2016b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kirby Heyborne & Nan McNamara
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heyborne, Kirby
  • McNamara, Nan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musical theater
  • Interpersonal relations
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mister Monkey : a novel, Francine Prose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Harper Audio."
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441719812
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Publisher number
ZEc3ow
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn963174925
  • (OCoLC)963174925
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mister Monkey : a novel, Francine Prose
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Harper Audio."
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441719812
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Publisher number
ZEc3ow
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn963174925
  • (OCoLC)963174925
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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