Monkey Boy (Staff Pick)

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Monkey Boy By Francisco Goldman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802157683
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2022

In this erudite autofiction, Latino-Jewish writer “Frankie” uses a trip home to Boston to reflect on a lifetime of trauma, from childhood bullies to his abusive father to the military thugs he exposed as a journalist in Guatemala. He also seeks shelter in strong women — girlfriends, nannies, and most of all, his mother. Despite all the turmoil, Goldman’s writing, full of funny anecdotes and surprising metaphors, will lead you happily through the meanderings of memory.

- Rachael

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