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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
Publication Date:  February 2011
Publisher: Twelve

Donated By:  Jennifer

Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. Learning of Bruno's ability to speak, Lydia takes Bruno into her home to oversee his education and nurture his passion for painting. But for all of his gifts, the chimpanzee has a rough time caging his more primal urges. His untimely outbursts ultimately cost Lydia her job, and send the unlikely pair on the road in what proves to be one of the most unforgettable journeys -- and most affecting love stories -- in recent literature. Like its protagonist, this novel is big, loud, abrasive, witty, perverse, earnest and amazingly accomplished. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore goes beyond satire by showing us not what it means, but what it feels like be human -- to love and lose, learn, aspire, grasp, and, in the end, to fail.

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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Yes! I have friends who worked with a signing chimp a few decades ago.
Betty (TN)

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

oops, forgot name and email etc:
bmcbroom at gmail dot com

WiffsWife said...

I would love to review this book. :)

Liz (CA)
lizzie_ann2009 at att dot net

ham1299 said...

Updated to here.

WiffsWife said...

Thank you! I recieved the book in the mail today and will mail it back to you by 4/18/2011.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Please remove my name from the list of those to read this book (Evolution of Bruno...)

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