The Resource Ape House

Ape House

Label
Ape House
Title
Ape House
Statement of responsibility
Sara Gruen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An absorbing, heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of how six bonobo apes change the lives of three humans, from master storyteller Sara Gruen, author of the international bestseller, 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 tears apart the lab, severely injuring Isabel and 'liberating' the apes to an unknown destination, 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 most unlikely-phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-away food, play with their toys, 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 is a riveting, funny, compassionate, and, finally, deeply moving new novel in which a family of apes teaches us what it means to be human.Sara Gruen knows things-she knows them in her mind and in her heart. And, out of what she knows, she has created a true thriller that is addictive from its opening sentence. Devour it to find out what happens next, but also to learn remarkable and moving things about life on this planet. 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"
Summary
A group of apes are kidnapped from a language laboratory and subsequently cast on a reality television show that calls into question scientific assumptions about common DNA that is shared by apes and people
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Audio
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10022418
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruen, Sara
Dewey number
813.6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Boehmer
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Ape House
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee518bbb-a694-413c-81cf-69d0e86f11bc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691497
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ape House
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee518bbb-a694-413c-81cf-69d0e86f11bc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742691497
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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