A Girl with a Monkey

Leonard Michaels

short Fiction
$14.95, 256 pages
ISBN 978-1-56279-134-6

Dangerous, compulsive, and deranged relationships define this celebrated compliation of Michaels' work. Perhaps best phrased in the New York Times, "For the characters in Leonard Michaels's short stories, marginality has its privileges."

“Michaels's clean, cold prose pays dignified homage to the imperious demands of sexual connection. His erotically-driven characters try desperately to mark each other, to enclose one another within impossible bounds. His remarkable talent lets his new stories join ranks with his old, surveying the line between eros and selfishness with an almost frightening accuracy.”
—publisher's weekly

“Brilliant ... Anyone concerned with the American short story should read and know these stories.... Other American writers have tried to write stories like these, but Leonard Michaels got there first and has done it better than almost anyone else.”
—Charles baxter, in The san francisco chronicle

Leonard Michaels (1933-2003) is the author of Sylvia, The Men's Room, To Feel These Things, Going Places, I Would Have Saved Them If I Could, Shuffle, and Time Out of Mind. He was the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


This publication was made possible thanks to a generous grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.