The book is equal parts humor and earnest philosophical discussion. I knew I was having a good day writing when I was alone in my room, laughing, Hale says. I had to do a lot of thinking about how a conscious being who knows no language might see the world. Its kind of a philosophical pretzel.
In a sense, the book is satire that looks closely at what it means to be human; beneath that is a witty portrayal of an educated chimp trying to suppress his most primal urges, including, yes, interspecies relationships.
Youll have a chance to meet the author at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue; admission is free. Call 303-322-7727 or visit www.tatteredcover.com for more information.
Thu., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2011