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Monkey Man, by Stephen Price, New Island, €13.

22nd October, 2005

Monkey Man, by Stephen Price, New Island, €13.

For six years, Stephen Price worked as Eamon Dunphy's producer on The Last Word at Today FM. He quit in 2002 to write novels, and Monkey Man is his debut. It tells the story of the disintegrating relationship between a young TV producer, Lee Lovecraft, and his celebrity presenter Kevin Carver, the eponymous monkey.

Smart and stylish, with a heart of pure black bile, Monkey Man is one...

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