Combining the farcical humor of a Marx Brothers movie with the magic of a fable and the pace of a thriller, The Woman and the Ape promises to be Hoeg's most unusual title yet. By the author of the literary bestseller, Smilla's Sense of Snow. 2 cassettes.
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Peter Høeg, author of the international bestseller Smilla's Sense of Snow, has written a fable that explores our human status as inhabitants of paradise lost, and the trade-off between civilization and freedom. The story begins with a captured ape, dubbed Erasmus, a specimen of an apparently new species with a cognitive ability that seems to rival human capacities. Erasmus is rescued from scientific study and experimentation by Madelene, whose husband, Adam, is the zoo director. Escaping to an Eden-like nature reserve, Madelene finds an empathy with Erasmus that develops into a wild sexual liberation. When the pair emerge from Eden to try to stop Adam continuing researches on others of Erasmus' kind, paradise dissolves, and civilization wins out. Read an interview with Peter Høeg.From the Inside Flap:
From the internationally acclaimed author of Smilla's Sense of Snow comes a dazzling leap of imagination--a tale as sensitive as it is suspenseful, as profound as it is provocative.
Madelene, the beautiful, lonely, alcoholic wife of behavioral scientist Adam Burden, is pacing the confines of their opulent London home when she comes upon her husband's secret captive. Erasmus is a 300-pound ape who, if rigorous tests prove him a hitherto unknown superhominid, will be the ruthless Adam's ultimate trophy. But Madelene, intoxicated by their encounter, sets out to unravel the web of corruption that ensnares this intelligent creature. And together, blurring the boundary between human and animal, she and Erasmus venture into an Eden of freedom and love...only to find their future endangered by a species who would let greed and ambition destroy their fragile world.
Witty, erotic, magical, The Woman and the Ape is a tour de force, one that offers daring new insight into out times, our illusions, and our hearts.
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Book Description Penguin/Highbridge, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1996. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Former library withdrawal of TWO STURDY AUDIO CASSETTES in the box published by Penguin audio. Some shelf wear, scuff and wrinkle to the box with library stickers and barcodes tape to the box. The flap of the box has a rip. The tapes are clean and reliable. The tapes are sitting in individual plastic containers. This edition is abridged. Bookseller Inventory # AUDIO2A11408011
Book Description Penguin Audio, 1996. Audiobook Cassette. Book Condition: Fine. 0140866183 Abridged, Audio Cassette, 3 hours on 2 cassettes, New!. Bookseller Inventory # 54267
Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, New York, New York, 1996. Cassettes, Two. Book Condition: As New. Unopened. Read by George Guidall. Approx. 3 hrs. Abridged. From the author of "Smilla's Sense of Snow". Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # 11533
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