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This is a book about vulnerable animals and the humans who interact with them. And it's about us. Our pasts and our present, and the way we see the world.

It's about the triumph of hope, our infinite capacities to endure and to love - and how we survive through the tales we tell.

Most of all it's a story of homecoming told through a gorilla called Einstein who comes to us with a remarkable secret. He can communicate with humans through sign language.

Interviews With An Ape is a work of imaginative daring, written with a direct simplicity yet deep insight. A novel of beginnings and endings, destruction and restoration, its many voices will linger long in the memory and in the heart.

©2021 Felice Fallon (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"An unusually powerful book - and a timely one too." (Michael Palin) 

"Revealing, perceptive and chilling in turns, the book is unlike any other I have read. Felice Fallon's ability to write with so many voices makes Interviews with an Ape compelling and thought-provoking. It will break your heart and change your mind." (Joanna Lumley)

"A rare and sparkling jewel - actually, a veritable treasure chest. I found myself falling in love with Einstein...So smart, yet he breaks your heart." (Celia Imrie)  

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Profound and moving

There’s little in here regarding man’s treatment of animals that will surprise the curious and informed. But the construction and device at the heart of the book brings home these facts with a power and emotional heft.
A tremendous conceit to explain such desperate stories, there’s an irony that Felice Fallon needs to humanise (the voice of) animals so that we might understand them better.
Interviews With An Ape is a powerful and (beyond) timely work by a writer with a rare gift.
Highly recommended.

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