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A Beautiful Truth

McAdam, Colin

Editorial: Soho Press, New York, 2013
ISBN 10: 1616953152 / ISBN 13: 9781616953157
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Título: A Beautiful Truth

Editorial: Soho Press, New York

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Brand new, unread copy of first edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Mint condition. N° de ref. de la librería C1256A

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Sinopsis: 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 portion of this book's proceeds benefits Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary.

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.

Biografía del autor: Colin McAdam's novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and was nominated for the Governor General?s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers? Trust Fiction Prize, the Commonwealth Writers? Prize, and for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the UK. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and awarded the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize. He has written for  Harper's and lives in Toronto.

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