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Ape house: a novel

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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.
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Grouping Titleape house
Grouping Authorsara gruen
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-26 04:17:03AM
Last Indexed2020-10-26 04:42:25AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385523219

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The wildly entertaining new novel from the bestselling author of Water for Elephants.
Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language.
Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but animals she gets—especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside.
When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, John’s human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he’ll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest—and unlikeliest—phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them. Now, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, Isabel must connect with her own kind, including John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda.
Ape House delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen’s place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before.
BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.

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subject_facetAnimal rights activists -- Fiction
Animal rights activists -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Audiobooks (CD)
Bonobo -- Fiction
Bonobo -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Downloadable audio books
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Reality television programs -- Fiction
Reality television programs -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayApe house : a novel
title_fullApe House A Novel
Ape house : a novel / Sara Gruen
Ape house [electronic resource] : a novel / Sara Gruen
Ape house [sound recording] : a novel / Sara Gruen
title_shortApe house
title_suba novel
topic_facetAnimal rights activists
Audiobooks (CD)
Human-animal relationships
Reality television programs