Talk to Me by T. C. Boyle audiobook

Talk to Me: A Novel

By T. C. Boyle
Read by Stacey Glemboski

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063052857

Unabridged

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Runtime: 11.39 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From bestselling and award-winning author T.C. Boyle, a lively, thought-provoking novel that asks us what it would be like if we could really talk to the animals When animal behaviorist Guy Schermerhorn demonstrates on a TV game show that he has taught Sam, his juvenile chimp, to speak in sign language, Aimee Villard, an undergraduate at Guy's university, is so taken with the performance that she applies to become his assistant.  A romantic and intellectual attachment soon morphs into an interspecies love triangle that pushes hard at the boundaries of consciousness and the question of what we know and how we know it.  

What if it were possible to speak to the members of another species—to converse with them, not just give commands or coach them but to really have an exchange of ideas and a meeting of minds? Did apes have God?  Did they have souls?  Did they know about death and redemption?  About prayer?  The economy, rockets, space?  Did they miss the jungle?  Did they even know what the jungle was?  Did they dream?  Make wishes?  Hope for the future?

These are some the questions T.C. Boyle asks in his wide-ranging and hilarious new novel Talk to Me, exploring  what it means to be human, to communicate with another, and to truly know another person—or animal… 

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Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle has published eighteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a distinguished professor of English at USC.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English