Monkeys is the 1986 debut novel of American writer Susan Minot.

First edition
AuthorSusan Minot
Publication date
Publication placeUnited States

Writing and development edit

The novel draws from Minot's real-life experiences.[1] The novel takes the form of nine interconnected stories, a structure inspired by the works of J.D. Salinger.[2]

Reception edit

Critical reception edit

The Kirkus Reviews review of the novel praised it, writing: "You can hear the voices of the masters--the descriptive economy of Hemingway, the imaged delicacy of Virginia Woolf, and, above all, the informing echo of J.D. Salinger [...]".[3]

Honors edit

The novel won the 1987 Prix Femina étranger.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Smith, Dinitia (27 May 2004). "The Minots, A Literary Clan Whose Stories Divide Them". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. ^ "A way of understanding things". The Irish Times. 4 March 1999. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Book Reviews, Sites, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction". Kirkus Reviews. 7 May 1986. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Susan Minot". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 January 2021.