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Tom Doherty Associates, Dec 15, 1997 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Jennie is the fictional account of a chimpanzee named Jennie Archibald based on real-life histories of four chimpanzees who were raised as children in human families: Meshie Mungkut, Lucy Temerlin, Vickie Hayes, and Nim Chimopsky--all of whom eventually died under tragic and even horrifying circumstances. All the scientific experiments described in this novel actually took place, under slightly different circumstances.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Brilliant. From what I've read about ape research, nothing here seems implausible. Telling us the stories in a fictional format enables Preston to show us also how Jennie's 'siblings' reacted to her ... Read full review

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User Review  - burnit99 - LibraryThing

A novel, Douglas Preston's first, I think, although it is presented very believably as a true story put together by the author from notes, research and interviews. Jennie was a chimpanzee who was ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, has worked for the American Museum of Natural History, and taught English at Princeton University. With his frequent collaborator Lincoln Child, he has authored such bestselling thrillers as The Cabinet of Curiosities, The Ice Limit, Thunderhead, Riptide, Reliquary, Mount Dragon, and Relic, which became a major Hollywood picture. An earlier solo novel, Jennie, was published by Tor Books and was turned into a television movie.

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