The Resource Mister Monkey : a novel, by Francine Prose

Mister Monkey : a novel, by Francine Prose

Label
Mister Monkey : a novel
Title
Mister Monkey
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Francine Prose
Title variation
Mr. Monkey
Creator
Contributor
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
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prose, Francine
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kirby Heyborne and Nan McNamara
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heyborne, Kirby
  • McNamara, Nan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musical theater
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mister Monkey : a novel, by Francine Prose
Instantiates
Manufacture
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
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 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441719836
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
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3ow
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781441719836
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957652670
  • 1549174
  • (OCoLC)ocn957652670
  • (Pol)1549174
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mister Monkey : a novel, by Francine Prose
Manufacture
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
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 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441719836
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
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3ow
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781441719836
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957652670
  • 1549174
  • (OCoLC)ocn957652670
  • (Pol)1549174
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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