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A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam

Label
A beautiful truth
Title
A beautiful truth
Statement of responsibility
Colin McAdam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, A Beautiful Truth is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. Looee is forever set apart, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple in Vermont who cannot conceive a baby of their own. 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 this 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 proved 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, and capable of anger and forgiveness. When Looee is moved to the institute, he is forced to try to find a place in this new world
Summary
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 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.
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Writing style
Award
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2013.
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10183831
Cataloging source
DLC
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McAdam, Colin
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.M38
LC item number
B42 2013b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Parenthood
  • Chimpanzees
  • Chimpanzees as pets
  • Chimpanzees
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
general
Label
A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781616953157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)825047113
  • 1355107
  • in501330107
  • (OCoLC)ocn825047113
  • (OCoLC)825047113
  • (OUa)vtls000855229
  • (OCoLC)ocn825047113
Label
A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781616953157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)825047113
  • 1355107
  • in501330107
  • (OCoLC)ocn825047113
  • (OCoLC)825047113
  • (OUa)vtls000855229
  • (OCoLC)ocn825047113

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