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              Books by Francine Prose

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              Hangsaman

              Hangsaman (Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley; Introduction by Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Natalie Waite, daughter of a mediocre writer and a neurotic housewife, is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. In the midst of adolescence she senses a creeping darkness in her life, which will spread among nightmarish parties, poisonous college cliques and the manipula...tions of the intellectual men who surround her.
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              ISBN 9780141391984
              Released NZ 13 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Mister Monkey

              Mister Monkey (Hardback)

              By Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $37.49
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              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's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee-is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She's settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part-until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer ...and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role. Francine Prose's effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds. There is Adam, whose looming adolescence informs his interpretation of his role; Edward, a young audience member who is candidly unimpressed with the play; Ray, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, who witnesses one of the most awkward first dates in literature; and even the eponymous Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself. With her trademark wit and verve, Prose delves into humanity's most profound mysteries: art, ambition, childhood, aging, and love. Startling and captivating, Mister Monkey is a breathtaking novel from a writer at the height of her craft.
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              ISBN 9780062397836
              Released NZ 19 Dec 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Mister Monkey: A Novel

              Mister Monkey: A Novel (Paperback)

              By Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
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              and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role.Francine Prose's effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as... the madcap narrative unfolds.
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              ISBN 9780062397843
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              My New American Life: A Novel

              My New American Life: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Prose, Francine

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              Contemporary America is at its most hilarious and dreadful in this darkly humorous novel of mismatched aspirations, Albanian gangsters, and the ever-elusive American dream set in the charged aftermath of 9/11.

              ISBN 9780061713798
              Released NZ 3 Jul 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series P.S. (Paperback)
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              Anne Frank LP: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife
                 

              Anne Frank LP: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $73.50
              • $53.03
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              In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with ever-increasing maturity, Anne crafted a memoir that has become one o...f the most compelling documents of modern history. She described life in vivid, unforgettable detail, explored apparently irreconcilable views of human nature--people are good at heart but capable of unimaginable evil--and grappled with the unfolding events of World War II, until the hidden attic was raided in August 1944. But Anne Frank's diary, argues Francine Prose, is as much a work of art as a historical record. Through close reading, she marvels at the teenage Frank's skillfully natural narrative voice, at her finely tuned dialogue and ability to turn living people into characters. And Prose addresses what few of the diary's millions of readers may know: this book is a deliberate work of art. During her last months in hiding, Anne Frank furiously revised and edited her work, crafting a piece of literature that she had hoped would be read by the public after the war. Read it has been. Few books have been as influential for as long, and Prose thoroughly investigates the diary's unique afterlife: the obstacles and criticism Otto Frank faced in publishing his daughter's words; the controversy surrounding the diary's Broadway and film adaptations; and the claims of conspiracy theorists who have cried fraud, along with the scientific analysis that proved them wrong. Finally, Prose, a teacher herself, considers the rewards and challenges of sharing one of the world's most read, and most banned, books with students. How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of so many, and why do her words continue to inspire? Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine P
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              ISBN 9780061885440
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Mister Monkey: A Novel
                

              Mister Monkey: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Prose, Francine

              "Tender and artful . . . a gently spiritual celebration of life."-New York Times Book ReviewAcclaimed New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation o...f characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children's musicalMister Monkey-a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee-is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She's settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part-until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer . . . and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role.Francine Prose's effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds. There is Adam, whose looming adolescence informs his interpretation of his role; Edward, a young audience member who is candidly unimpressed with the play; Ray, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, who witnesses one of the most awkward first dates in literature; and even the eponymous Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself.With her trademark wit and verve, Prose delves into humanity's most profound mysteries: art, ambition, childhood, aging, and love. Startling and captivating, Mister Monkey is a breathtaking novel from a writer at the height of her craft.
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              ISBN 9780062397850
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              Language en
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views

              Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views (Hardback)

              By Halaban, Gail Albert; Text by Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $130.00
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              talian Views is a continuation of Gail Albert Halaban's series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city. In this new chapter, the artist shifts her focus from Paris to Italy-steadying her gaze through the windows of others in... communities throughout Florence, Milan, Venice, Palermo, Naples, Lucca, and Rome. Albert Halaban works with local residents to stage and collaborate on each portrait, and through her lens, the viewer is welcomed into the private lives of ordinary Italian people. Her photographs explore the conventions and tensions of urban lifestyles, feelings of isolation in the city, and the intimacies of home and daily life. Paired with the photographs are short vignettes by Albert Halaban, imagining what the neighbors might see of her subjects on a daily basis, and Francine Prose contributes a meditative essay discussing the curious thrill of being a viewer. This invitation to envision the lives of neighbors through windows renders the characters and settings of Italy personal and mysterious.
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              ISBN 9781597114516
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Lives of the Muses: Nine women and the artists they inspired

              The Lives of the Muses: Nine women and the artists they inspired (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $36.99
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              An exploration of the complex relationship between artists and their muses profiles nine women, including Alice Liddell, who inspired Lewis Carroll; ballerina Suzanne Farrell, for her impact on George Ballanchine; and Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

              ISBN 9780060555252
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2003
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Great Expectations (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
               

              Great Expectations (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Special edition)

              By Dickens, Charles; Illustrated by Sala, Richard; Introduction by Prose, Francine

              • RRP: $38.93
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              The eternal story of Pip, who abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, remains one of Dickens's most celebrated works. This graphic edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first serialized publication of Great Expectations.

              ISBN 9780143106272
              Released NZ 19 Jan 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Classics
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              Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
               

              Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft; Introduction by Prose, Francine; Illustrated by Eko

              • RRP: $54.99
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              ISBN 9781632060785
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
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