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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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