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Monster in the Middle: A Novel (Large Print / Paperback)

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This is the love story of Fly, a Black American musician, and Stela, a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean, in 21st century New York City. But of course it's not so simple as that. In Monster in the Middle, Tiphanie Yanique has created a story cycle which breaks open the usual love story (something that happens only between two people) and invites in the whole village (and all the past villages, too!). Like a mash-up of Charles Baxter's The Feast of Love and Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine, this book weaves an intricate web of micro and macro level stories. As much an exploration of form as it is of love, this story cycle feels like an open-faced clock with countless tiny gears. It's tough – but also complex, rich, and shimmering. Audie recommends!

— Audie

About the Author


Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the award-winning novel Land of Love and Drowning, as well as the poetry collection Wife. Winner of the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel award, and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, she has also received a Rona Jaffe Award and a Fulbright scholarship. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker and anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2020. Originally from the Virgin Islands, she now lives in Atlanta, where she is a professor at Emory University.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593459669
ISBN-10: 0593459660
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English
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