Bad Monkey by Curtis Smith


Bad Monkey by Curtis Smith


paperback, 153 pages 

ISBN 978-0-9824416-5-7

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Praise for Bad Monkey

“With sensibility and wit, Curtis Smith renders a world of charm and chaos. Smith is a writer of substance and talent, and Bad Monkey is a jungle of delight.” 

  — Kim Chinquee, author of Oh Baby

“Reading Curtis Smith’s prose is like listening to a brilliant electric guitar solo: you not only hear the music, you fall into it head-first until it alters the beat of your heart, the rhythm of your breathing. Do yourself a favor and put Bad Monkey on your must-read list.”  

  — John McNally, author of Ghosts of Chicago and The Book of Ralph

“These stories brim with the energy of crime fiction and the ambition of high literature. Each piece in this collection achieves sublimity: that ineffable moment when the unanticipatable become the inevitable. Wonderful alone and, in concert, magnificent.”  

  — Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories


About the Author

Curtis Smith is the author of five previous books of fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in over seventy literary journals and have been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing.  He lives and works in Pennsylvania with his wife and son.

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