The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Paperback)

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    Benjamin Hale is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, where he received a Provost's Fellowship to complete his novel, which also went on to win a Michener-Copernicus Award. He has been a night shift baker, a security guard, a trompe l'oeil painter, a pizza deliverer, a cartoonist, an illustrator and a technical writer. He grew up in Colorado and now lives in New York.
    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.


    ISBN 9780446571586
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 578
    Publisher Date 2012-02-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Twelve
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hale, Benjamin
    Country of Origin United States

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