Ape House

Ape House

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 Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but apes she gets—especially the bonobos Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena, who are capable of reason and communication through American Sign Language. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans—until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter writing a human interest feature. But when an explosion rocks the lab, John’s piece turns into the story of a lifetime—and Isabel must connect with her own kind to save her family of apes from a new form of human exploitation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 32mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Inc.
  • Spiegel & Grau
  • English
  • 0812981995
  • 9780812981995
  • 51,735

About Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of At the Water's Edge, Water for Elephants, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her works have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Water for Elephants was adapted into a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Rob Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz in 2011. She lives in western North Carolina with her husband and three sons, along with their dogs, cats, horses, birds, and the world’s fussiest goat. From the Hardcover edition.show more

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“Propulsive . . . The pages turn, the twists abound.”—Entertainment Weekly   “A tale that’s full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are.”—Redbook “Entertaining, enlightening . . . [an] intriguing storyline and suspenseful twists.”—The Miami Herald “Terrific: an incisive piece of social commentary . . . Gruen is clearly enjoying herself here.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Gruen has a knack for pacing and for creating distinctive animal characters. Scenes involving the bonobos are winsome without being sappy, and the reader comes to share Isabel’s concern for the animals.”—The Boston Globeshow more

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