Lucy

Author:   Laurence Gonzales
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780307473905


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 July 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Primatologist Jenny Lowe is studying bonobo chimpanzees deep in the Congo when she is caught in a deadly civil war that leaves a fellow researcher dead and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for Lucy as her own. But as she reads the late scientist's notebooks, she discovers that Lucy is the result of a shocking experiment, and that the adorable, magical, wonderful girl she has come to love is an entirely new hybrid species-half human, half bonobo.

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Author:   Laurence Gonzales
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Vintage Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.10cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.249kg
ISBN:  

9780307473905


ISBN 10:   0307473902
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 July 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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[Gonzales has] Crichton's gift for page-turning storytelling, but also a vivid, literary-grade prose style, and a knack for getting inside his characters' heads. -- Entertainment Weekly <br> Does time ever flow when you're caught up in this one! . . . A fast-paced . . . book you'll keep on reading, through heat or cold, rain or snow or sleet. -- All Things Considered (NPR) <br> Primatologist Jenny Lowe is studying bonobo chimpanzees deep in the Congo when she is caught in a deadly civil war that leaves a fellow researcher dead and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for Lucy as her own. But as she reads the late scientist's notebooks, she discovers that Lucy is the result of a shocking experiment, and that the adorable, magical, wonderful girl she has come to love is an entirely new hybrid species--half human, half ape. <br> Lucy is fundamentally a story about love. . . . Heartbreaking and heartwarm


[Gonzales has] Crichton's gift for page-turning storytelling, but also a vivid, literary-grade prose style, and a knack for getting inside his characters' heads. -- Entertainment Weekly Does time ever flow when you're caught up in this one! . . . A fast-paced . . . book you'll keep on reading, through heat or cold, rain or snow or sleet. -- All Things Considered (NPR) Primatologist Jenny Lowe is studying bonobo chimpanzees deep in the Congo when she is caught in a deadly civil war that leaves a fellow researcher dead and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for Lucy as her own. But as she reads the late scientist's notebooks, she discovers that Lucy is the result of a shocking experiment, and that the adorable, magical, wonderful girl she has come to love is an entirely new hybrid species--half human, half ape. Lucy is fundamentally a story about love. . . . Heartbreaking and heartwarming, hard to put down and hard to forget. -- The Miami Herald Outstanding. . . . [ Lucy ] is beach reading with bite. -- Chicago Tribune Lucy is an appealing character--a bright, perceptive, lonely, observant adolescent.... [Gonzales] makes . . . her transformation from a shy, unsure outsider into an all-American teenager thoroughly believable -- The New York Times Michael Crichton fans will go ape for this fascinating ... Frankenstein tale. -- People Gonzales poses some big questions that readers will think about long after turning the last page. Lucy is a great read--and not just for adults. -- Chicago Sun-Times Gonzales's Lucy is an improbably delightful young lady. . . . Lucy pulls the reader in because of the sweet girl at its center, but the novel also makes one think about what it means to be human, and how love can be a bridge to understanding and acceptance. -- BookPage Timely and provocative. .


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Laurence Gonzales is the author of three novels and five books of nonfiction. His best-selling book Deep Survival has been published in six languages.

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