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This is an auction for APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen.

“Gruen’s respect and love for animals fuel her fiction, most famously her best-selling novel WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (2006). Her fourth ensnaring tale features our close relatives, bonobos—exceptionally intelligent and casually sensual great apes. When we first meet the mischievous Bonzi, Sam, Mbongo, Makena, Lola, and Jelani, they are happily ensconced in a cheerful research facility where they request their favorite foods, romp, use computers, watch movies, and converse with humans using American Sign Language. Scientist Isabel considers the bonobos her family and would do anything for them, even after she is nearly when the lab is bombed. The fate of the bonobos is a brilliantly satirical surprise. Suffice it to say that Isabel’s harrowing battle to rescue the apes involves a porn king and is interlaced with the hilarious misadventures of a once A-list newspaper reporter now reduced to working for a tabloid, while his thwarted novelist wife endures insulting inanities as she attempts to launch a sitcom. Rooted in true horror stories of the abuse of research animals and the astonishing discoveries made at the real-life Great Ape Trust, Gruen’s astute, wildly entertaining tale of interspecies connection is a novel of verve and conscience.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2010.

303 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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