The Monkeys Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Monkeys study guide contains a biography of Susan Minot, literature essays, quiz . Dive deep into Susan Minot’s Monkeys with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. 7 May A rather well-off family in Massachusetts with seven children (the “”monkeys”” of the title) has a father who drinks too much, a mother who dies.

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This read was less “monumental” for me but no less satisfying.

Eventually Dad remarries and another Christmas comes, exactly one year after Mums death. It seems like it would have caught someone’s eye.

Although they may have lost what seemed to be the glue that held the family together, perhaps eusan was what they needed to reform a solid foundation for the future. Fighter Planes and Paris. I’ll read more of Susan Minot ‘s work, but perhaps not just now. Read more Read less. The story takes a dark turn when Mum is killed in a car accident.

Monkeys Analysis

The loss of baby Frances in the chapter Wildflowers and later in the chapter Accidents the mother is accidentally mjnot by a car and dies. E poi feste, scorribande, intermittenze del cuore. Yet, throughout all the bedlam, we still manage to catch undertones of their need to protect one another, and of the fierce devotion that exists between them.

And I seem to recall him beating up his wife and son. May 21, Lizzie rated it liked it Shelves: Again, this list is subject to change, and I look forward to learning more about the form and making changes to the list.



And throughout the suszn, it is the mother who keeps the family together as the father engages in anti-social behavior. Looking for More Great Reads? To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. A review described her writing as ‘minimalist.

Oct 04, Sarah Schulz added it. So monieys Monkeys a novel in stories, like The Women of Brewster Place, or a more loosely connected short story cycle like Winesburg, Ohio?

Loved this book – right up there as one of my favorites. Customers who viewed this item monkeyd viewed. Much, though, in the stories is tone-perfect, and much, escaping convention, will bring moments of recognition to readers, and feeling. It brings to light the ways in which strong issues are brushed under the rug until the entire family is ready to confront them, and how small issues are blow ways out of proportion. Preview — Monkeys by Susan Minot. Caitlin, Delilah, Augustus Gus Jr.

Minot takes her readers on a journey of the Vincent family, a rather large family with seven kids and many obstacles providing road blocks along way. Thought this might be a contender to be weeded from my shelves, but now I think it’s going mpnkeys stay. The work is roughly autobiographical, capturing quite believably the characters and interaction within this tribe.

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This is true to the spectrum quality of the distinction: May 7,V, p. Things seem different in Bermuda; their mother dresses in ways she would never dress in Massachusetts.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Other Book Industry Professional. Terrifying events occur—the father dumps a glass of ice water over his head in the restaurant, Gus, Jr. Published August 8th by Vintage first published May 14th As she describes the family bustling to get out the door to church: I wish I would have remembered before I started that this is not necessarily a novel, but a “work of literature” of short stories spanning a family’s life through the years.

Few novels have so powerfully displayed the collective unity–and joy–of family life. At book’s end, we have peered into everyday events of a family and that’s it. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. On the other hand, if one is looking to have insight into family life, or even to revisit the lives they led growing up, this is a perfect novella to delve into.

Anyone can tell a tale of a family as it grows older. During their vacation in Bermuda, Mum suffers a moment of weakness while informing her children about a problem at the bank Dads work.

Publicist or Marketing Professional. Jul 09, Orsodimondo rated it liked it. I rimandi autobiografici sono numerosi: