The Organ Grinder and the Monkey

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The Organ Grinder & Monkey, Mar 17, 2008 - Fiction - 369 pages
Seymour Petrillo, Constance Powers and Irving Hanhart. Three protagonists from vastly different backgrounds intimately share a very public secret. One therapist who impacts them all.

From Steubenville, Ohio (Petrillo) to Boardman, Ohio (Powers), to Brookline, Massachusetts (Hanhart) - the three protagonist´s imaginative and individual experiences are detailed. From humorous to outrageous to tragic, the reader is taken on a journey that finds its ending in New York City. The Organ Grinder and the Monkey is a highly original and complex novel.

Sam Moffie´s never ending imagination is once again hard at work.

The Organ Grinder and the Monkey was just named a finalist in visionary fiction 2008 USA best book awards.

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User Review  - readerbynight - LibraryThing

I found this book unsettling, not in my comfort zone, although I can see there is humor, angst, poverty, imagination, unique characters, believability and hope. The story is mostly either in ... Read full review

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User Review  - crazypsychobooklover - LibraryThing

Sam Moffie has gifted readers with a really outstanding and unusual read. In great detail and marvelous characterization, he shares a wealth of imaginative and unique life stories of three ... Read full review

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The Organ Grinder and the Monkey is Sam Moffie's second novel. His first, Swap has been well received. Forty-eight years of age, he resides in Youngstown, Ohio. The father of three, father-in-law of one, grandfather of one. He has two dogs, two cats and one failed marriage. You may contact him at or visit his web site

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