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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/2/2014)
Digital Audiobook (5/29/2013)
Paperback (2/25/2014)
Hardcover (5/30/2013)
Compact Disc (5/30/2013)
MP3 CD (5/30/2013)

June 2013 Indie Next List

“Rosemary is not yet six when her sister, Fern, is removed to a center for research. Fern and Rosemary were inseparable, and her family falls apart after the removal: Lowell, her brother, disappears when he discovers where Fern was sent; their father becomes a distant, brooding man; and their mother is a shell of her former self. Why a research facility? Because Fern is a chimpanzee. In this extraordinary novel written by a gifted author, Fowler opens our eyes to the inhumane treatment of animals by humans and helps us to identify what it truly means to be human.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister.

Center Point, 9781611738094, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013