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MONKEYS.

Susan. MINOT

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ISBN 10: 0434467553 / ISBN 13: 9780434467556
Published by E. P. Dutton,, London, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: MONKEYS.

Publisher: E. P. Dutton,, London

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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On the coast of New England the Vincent family live a life of old-style privilege, ritual Catholicism and inmitigated chaos. They consist of Augustus Paine Vincent, his wife, Rosie, and their seven children - their wildly irrepressible monkeys.

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"Minot's prose possesses a thrilling eloquence, a heartbreaking clarity."--Newsday

"Not since J. D. Salinger has an American writer so feelingly evoked the special affections and loyalties that may develop among children in a large family."--The New York Times Book Review

"Striking and original.... Minot chronicles the mundane and miraculous moments that characterize family life, in prose that is exactingly realistic, yet delicately lyrical.... Few novels have so powerfully displayed the collective unity--and joy--of family life."--Chicago Tribune

"Susan Minot's funny, wry and profoundly moving novel of a large and gawky family in Massachusetts is full of quiet surprises.... Minot is masterful at showing us the chaos of a young family forming and reforming itself. But it is the absolute simplicity of her observation--always selective, often eccentric--that astounds us for its clarity time after time."--San Francisco Chronicle

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