Bad Monkeys

Bad Monkeys

By Matt Ruff

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061240416, 230pp.

Publication Date: July 2007


Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.

She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons "Bad Monkeys" for short.

This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever read.

About the Author
Matt Ruff is the authorof the critically acclaimed novelsBad Monkeys, Set This House inOrder, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer, Gas & Electric. He lives in Seattle.