Hackenfeller's Ape

Brigid Brophy

fiction
challenging reflective slow-paced

125 pages | first published 1964

Percy is a rare ape, caged in London Zoo with his mate. Professor Darrelhyde longs to witness the apes' mating ritual, but Percy, inhibited by confinement, will not oblige. As the Professor stands by the cage, singing Mozart, their empathy increases.

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