On a research trip to West Africa, Dr. Hugo Archibald of the Boston Museum of Natural History encounters an orphaned baby chimpanzee. Archibald decides to bring the ape, whom he names Jennie, back to Boston and raise her alongside his own two young children as a kind of scientific experiment.
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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