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"Do you miss Canada? Do those cold plains call to you?"

"Oh, yes. Definitely. I've been back recently and I'm going at the end of this month to do a reading and actually go and talk to some guys at York University about the Bonobo apes. I've adopted ten infant Bonobos at the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary in the Congo. I hope my book can raise enough awareness to help keep them from extinction. I'm so looking forward to getting into this next novel. The research is going to be incredibly fascinating. I actually hope to be able to come away from this talking about the time I spoke with an ape."

Algonquin Books, 2006, 23.95, 331 pages

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royceveneuter March 6, 2011 @ 7:13 p.m.

I was moved by reading this novel four years ago, and I'm reading it again, in greater depth, now, in preparation for the upcoming film adaptation.

It is a novel that subtly dramatizes many character and plot and theme hooks that mesmerize the reader and seduce him or her into totally suspending all disbelief and becoming an involved spectator in this story.


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