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Ape House ( CD)

Author:  Sara/ Boehmer Gruen Read By:  Paul Boehmer
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 0739368540
ISBN-13: 9780739368541
Sku: 211288997
Publish Date: 9/7/2010
Pages:  6
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From the author of the bestselling "Water for Elephants" comes the story of a family of bonobo apes violently kidnapped from their laboratory by animal liberation activists and placed on a reality TV show.
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After the extraordinary success of Water for Elephants, with 3 million copies shipped, Sara Gruen returns with another immensely charming, endlessly surprising, and engaging novel in which a family of apes teaches us what it means to be human.


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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Praise

"Gruen heaps her topical platter high and wastes no time digging in. There is a voracious quality to her storytelling, a dogged delight in excess...." - Leah Hager Cohen 09/05/2010

"Gruen has a deep sympathetic regard for these bonobos -- they'll be your favorite characters, too -- and she conveys their playfulness and eager sexuality with great delight." - Ron Charles 09/08/2010

"[T]throughout the novel, Gruen delicately and profoundly brings life to that oft-quoted statistic: Bonobos and humans share 98.7 percent of their DNA. We're all members of the ape house. In this book, when it comes to the best human qualities -- empathy, good humor, the ability to adapt, loyalty -- the apes win easily." - Joy Tipping 09/12/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   6
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Audio
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