Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary

by Andrew Westoll

On Sale: 04/10/2012

Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary

by Andrew Westoll

On Sale: 04/10/2012

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Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year

British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

CBA Libris Award for Non-Fiction

CBC Canada Reads

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

Quill & Quire Best Book

About the Book

Winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Fiction

Finalist for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Edna Staebler Prize for Creative Non-Fiction and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

National Bestseller

One magical summer, primatologist and author Andrew Westoll lived and worked at the Fauna Sanctuary, a refuge for thirteen chimpanzees rescued from a medical research lab. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is Westoll's vivid account of his adventures as a volunteer caregiver in the chimphouse and a heart-wrenching biography of its residents. Through Westoll's eyes, we witness the chimps' remarkable recovery first-hand. Simple things like establishing friendships, nurturing alliances, grooming one another and playing games of tickle-chase are all poignant testament to the capacity of these animals to heal—and to learn how to be chimps again.

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Critical Praise

“Andrew Westoll is a born story teller: The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, written with empathy and skill, tenderness and humour, involves us in a world few understand. And leaves us marveling at the ways in which chimpanzees are so like us, deserve our help and are entitled to our respect.” - Jane Goodall, DBE

“Riveting. . . . Andrew Westoll provides an opera of dramatic events, heart-rending tragedies and uplifting triumphs. For anyone interested in empathy and recovery, his book is required reading.” - The Globe and Mail

“Revealing and fascinating.” - National Post

“Only the most intransigent heart will be unmoved.” - Quill & Quire

“A distressing, deeply important exposé of the suffering we have inflicted on our closest animal relation, the ethics of animal testing, and finally (and happily) a heartening picture of Fauna Sanctuary’s commitment and compassion.” - Publishers Weekly

“With compelling realism, recalling both Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad, Andrew Westoll tells a riveting story of loss and redemption in the jungles of South America. [The Jungle South of the Mountain]” - Yann Martel

“Drawn into sharp focus by Westoll’s beautiful writing, the jungle and its animal inhabitants become characters in their own right. . . . This is a haunting story so impressively told; an evocative and absorbing first novel.” [The Jungle South of the Mountain] - Amy Stuart, author of Still Mine

The Jungle South of the Mountain is a gripping study of foreignness, whether it be within relationships, geographies, or even between species. Andrew Westoll’s first novel is as engaging as it is thoughtful.” - Andrew Pyper, author of The Damned and The Demonologist

“A captivating story, set in an original and fascinating world rich in authentic detail. [The Jungle South of the Mountain]” - Cecilia Ekback, author of Wolf Winter

“A fascinating read, beautifully written, and with a gripping story.” - SJ Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781554686506
  • ISBN 10: 1554686504
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/10/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : NATURE / General
  • BISAC2 : NATURE / Animals / Primates

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