Ape House

Ape House

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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, Ape House, featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest--and unlikeliest--phenomenon in the history of modern media. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 113 x 179 x 25mm | 198g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Two Roads
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export ed
  • 1444724509
  • 9781444724509
  • 48,198

About Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen is the author of the award-winning, #1 bestselling novel Water for Elephants, as well as the bestseller Riding Lessons and Flying Changes. She lives in Western North Carolina, with her family, four cats, two dogs, two horses, and a goat. www.saragruen.com www.apehouse.tv http://www.greatapetrust.org/media-center/news-releases/sara-gruen-s-novel-will-help-secure-great-ape-trust-s-place-in-ape-language-history http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSIXpgZniC0&feature=youtu.beshow more

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'had me instantly enraptured' Dallas Morning News Gruen's astute, wildly entertaining tale of interspecies connection is a novel of verve and conscience - the fate of the bonobos is a brilliantly satirical surprise. US BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW Has the dramatic tension of a crime thriller... Twists and turns, lies, and treachery abound in this funny, clever, and perceptive story. Library Journal (starred review) It is a page-turner written with flair, imagination and a sharp sense of irony. Globe and Mail Very, very few novels can change the way you look at the world around you. This one does. Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife Consider reality TV, meth labs, over-the-top animal-rights activists, Botox, tabloids and Internet diatribes, and you, too, might come to the conclusion: People should be more like animals. Sara Gruen's entertaining, enlightening new novel will certainly leave you thinking so. Miami Herald 'Ape House is difficult to put down, filled as it is with genuine hilarity and heartbreak.' Toronto Star The biggest accomplishment of Ape House is that it brings bonobos to life. The writing is effortless, as though Gruen sat down and wrote the book in one breezy afternoon. Vanessa Woods, New Scentist Gruen delivers a tale that's full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are. Redbook Propulsive... Gruen writes with the commercial breathlessness of a cozier Dan Brown. Entertainment Weeklyshow more

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23,829 ratings
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4 36% (8,558)
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2 12% (2,843)
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