A Children's Musical Goes Off the Rails in Francine Prose's 'Mister Monkey'

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Writer Francine Prose poses in her Greenwich Village apartment, Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in New York.

Author Francine Prose joins us to talk about her latest novel Mister Monkey. It follows the cast members of a bizarre children’s musical about a playful little monkey who likes to steal. The cast members grapple with their own personal problems, compounded by their growing unhappiness with their roles and the play itself.

Events: On Wednesday, October 19th at  7 p.m., Francine Prose will be speaking and signing books at McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince St.) 

On Thursday, November 03 at 7:30 p.m., she'll be at  Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton St., Brooklyn) in conversation with Samantha Hunt.

On Thursday, November 10 from 7 - 9 p.m., she will be in conversation with Theresa Rebeck at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY (35 West 67th Street).