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Author Sara Gruen
Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn "t understand people, but animals she gets especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she "s ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what "s really going on inside. When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and Sliberating the apes, John "s human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he "ll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show, Ape House, featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest and unlikeliest phenomenon in the history of modern media. Ape Housedelivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen "s place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before. About The Author: Sara Gruen was born in Canada. She became a US citizen and was working as a technical writer here in 1999. Two years later she was laid off and decided to become a full-time writer of fiction. She is married and lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, dogs, cats, horses and a goat. She is one of a very few number of people who has actually visited the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa. There she was researching the bonobos monkeys and began writing her novel, Ape House. Her earlier bestselling novel, Water For Elephants, will soon be made into a movie.