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A beautiful truth / Colin McAdam.

Mcadam, Colin. (Author).
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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Aubbee Library FIC MCA (Text) 33187003559123 Fiction (adult) - A Available -
Brazil Public Library - Brazil MCADAM (Text) 38160000585206 Second Floor, Fiction Available -
Fulton Library FIC MCA (Text) 33187003559131 Fiction (adult) - F Available -
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Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale MCA (Text) 70743000134551 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616953157 :
  • ISBN: 1616953152 :
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Soho, [2013]

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Citation/References Note: LJ 06/01/2013
PW 06/24/2013
Kirkus 07/01/2013
Summary, etc.: "Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, set in a Vermont home and a Florida primate research facility, A Beautiful Truth--at times brutal, other times deeply moving--is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. A powerful and haunting meditation on human nature told from the dual perspectives of a Vermont family that has adopted a chimp as a surrogate son, and a group of chimpanzees in a Florida research institute. Looee, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple who cannot conceive a baby of their own, is forever set apart. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide and their unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proven that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, get angry, and forgive. When Looee is moved to the Institute, he is forced to try to find a place in their world. A Beautiful Truth is an epic and heartfelt story about parenthood, friendship, loneliness, fear and conflict, about the things we hold sacred as humans and how much we have in common with our animal relatives. A novel of great heart and wisdom from a literary master, it exposes the yearnings, cruelty, and resilience of all great apes"-- Provided by publisher.
"A powerful and haunting meditation on human nature told from the dual perspectives of a Vermont family that has adopted a chimp as a surrogate son, and a group of chimpanzees in a Florida research institute. Looee, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple who cannot conceive a baby of their own, is forever set apart. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide and their unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proven that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, get angry, and forgive. When Looee is moved to the Institute, he is forced to try to find a place in their world. A Beautiful Truth is an epic and heartfelt story about parenthood, friendship, loneliness, fear and conflict, about the things we hold sacred as humans and how much we have in common with our animal relatives. A novel of great heart and wisdom from a literary master, it exposes the yearnings, cruelty, and resilience of all great apes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Parenthood > Fiction.
Chimpanzees > Fiction.
Chimpanzees as pets > Fiction.
Chimpanzees > Psychology > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Family Life.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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