Mister Monkey : a novel / Francine Prose.

"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...

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Main Author: Prose, Francine, 1947- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition:First edition.
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