Monkeys by Susan Minot [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING / 1986]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  E.P. DUTTON
Hardcover w/ dust jacket both in excellent condition. Some tanning to dust jacket. Book itself looks and reads like new.
In this luminous story of family life--the first novel by Susan Minot, author of the highly acclaimed Evening--the seven Vincent children follow their Catholic mother to Mass and spend Thanksgiving with their father's aging parents who come from a world of New England priviledge. As they grow older, they meet with the perplexing lives of adults. Susan Minot writes with delicacy and a tremendous gift for the details that decorate domestic life, and when tragedy strikes she beautifully mines the children's tenderness for each other, and their aching guardianship of what they have.