This is a very original story told in the first-person by a woman named Rosemary who was raised alongside a chimpanzee as a psychological experiment. What Rosemary was too young to understand was that the chimp was not her “sister”. When Fern, the chimpanzee abruptly disappears from her life, Rosemary spends the rest of hers wondering how and why her “sister” inexplicably vanished one day.
I think this is a great book because of the many layers of thought which have gone into it and the way in which they are presented. I’ve told more that I think I should have already about this story, but I hope it will entice my followers to read it. It really made me think about many issues beyond living with a chimpanzee. Great story!