The Organ Grinder and the Monkey

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 3, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
Seymour Petrillo, Irving Hanhart and Constance Powers. Three private protagonists from vastly different backgrounds ultimately share a very public secret. From Steubenville, Ohio (Petrillo) to Boardman, Ohio (Powers) to Brookline, Massachusetts (Hanhart)-the three protagonists' imaginative and individual experiences are detailed. From humorous to outrageous to tragic, the reader is taken on a journey that finds an ending in New York City.

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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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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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About the author (2011)

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

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