The woman is Madelene, rich, beautiful and alcoholic; the ape, intelligent and illegally imported to London by Madelene's husband Burden.
Burden has plans, so does Madelene, and so, as it happens, does the ape.
This most controversial of Hoeg's novels takes us from Society London, across its roof-tops to a forest idyll, to make for a fable at once hilarious and thought-provoking.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/08/1997
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781860463686