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by Susan Minot

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In this luminous story of family life—the first novel by Susan Minot, author of the highly acclaimed Evening—the seven Vincent children follow their Catholic mother to Mass and spend Thanksgiving with their father's aging parents who come from a world of New England priviledge. As they grow older, they meet with the perplexing

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Monkeys 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
alias_dw More than 1 year ago
Monkeys is not for everyone. I can see how it might leave readers vexed and frankly annoyed. The reason behind this of course is Minot's personal writing style. She makes a conscious choice to force the reader to read between the lines in order to understand the story. It was because of Minot's writing style that I loved this novel. Monkeys is not just a piece of literature, this book is a piece of art. It is new and different, you have to take time with it but in the end it is time well spent. Minot's novel has an odd disjointed narrative voice. Monkeys is made up of nine stories, not one of which is told in the same voice. I don't dislike that, in fact I find it fascinating and inspired. Because the book is told chronologically by some of the children of the Vincent family it makes sense that the voices would change as the children mature. They see things that always existed in a different light and the way the story is told reflects that.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is sooo werid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Monkeys are my sister!!!!!!