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Ape house : a novel Sara Gruen.

Ape house : a novel Sara Gruen.
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ISBN 9781741753974 (pbk.)
Name Gruen, Sara
Title Ape house : a novel Sara Gruen.
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010
Description 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants has become one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of our time. Now Gruen has moved from a circus elephant to family of bonobo apes. When the apes are kidnapped from a language laboratory, their mysterious appearance on a reality TV show calls into question our assumptions about these animals who share 99.4% of our DNA.A devoted animal lover, Gruen has had a life-long fascination with human-ape discourse, and a particular interest in Bonobo apes, who share 99.4% of our DNA. She has studied linguistics and a system of lexigrams in order to communicate with apes, and is one of the few visitors who has been allowed access to the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, where the apes have come to love her. In bringing her experience and research to bear on this novel, she opens the animal world to us as few novelists have done.Ape House is a riveting, funny, compassionate, and, finally, deeply moving new novel that secures Sara Gruen's place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before.
Subjects Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Bonobo -- Fiction
Animal rights activists -- Fiction
Reality television programs -- Fiction
Genre General fiction
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