Still Life With Monkey

Still Life With Monkey

Book - 2018 | First Paul Dry books edition
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"Duncan Wheeler is a successful architect who savors the quotidian pleasures in life until a car accident leaves him severely paralyzed and haunted by the death of his young assistant. Now, Duncan isn't sure what there is left to live for, when every day has become a broken series of unsuccessful gestures. Duncan and his wife, Laura, find themselves in conflict as Duncan's will to live falters. Laura grows desperate to help him. An art conservator who has her own relationship to the repair of broken things, Laura brings home a highly trained helper monkey - a tufted capuchin named Ottoline - to assist Duncan with basic tasks. Duncan and Laura fall for this sweet, comical, Nutella-gobbling little creature, and Duncan's life appears to become more tolerable, fuller, and funnier. Yet the question persists: Is it enough?"--Publisher description.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2018
Edition: First Paul Dry books edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781589881297
Call Number: FICTION WEBER 2018
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 22 cm


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May. This novel tells the story of a man who has had an accident that has left him in a wheelchair and of what happens when his wife gets him a monkey helper. Aside from the vivid and charming descriptions of life with a well-trained, loving and occasionally mischievous capuchin, this is a moving... Read More »

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