If your family was invited to adopt a chimpanzee, and treat him as a child or sibling, would you do it? In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s startling debut novel, the Freeman family do just that: they move into a Chimpanzee research institute on the “white side of town” and adopt Charlie, teaching him sign language in an effort to communicate with animals. “This car doesn’t feel like ours,” I said.
“Well, it is now,” my father replied. “So get used to it.”
Outside of the car it was dark
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