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."
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