Friday, September 23, 2016

Monkey Wars




Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)



Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti



In this dark, inventive fable, rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the dusty streets of Kolkata by a troop of power-hungry langur monkeys. Mico, a privileged langur, becomes entangled in the secrets at the heart of his troop's leadership and is shocked at what he discovers. He feels compelled to help the few surviving rhesus, especially Papina, a young female he befriends, even though doing so goes against everything he's been taught. As more blood is spilled, Mico realizes that choosing between right and wrong won't be easy.

Told entirely from the monkeys' points of view, Monkey Wars shines a light on the politics of power, the rise of tyrants, and the personal dilemmas that must be faced when your life is on the line.



Analey R. is our winner this week! Congrats, Analey!



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