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Next of Kin by Roger Fouts
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Jul 24, 2011

it was amazing

I read this years ago and it's still one of the most interesting and powerful books I have ever read. The current episode of FRESH AIR about Project Nim has me remembering just how much this book meant to me when I was just starting out as an adult, when I was exploring my own feelings about animals in my life. This was at the time I was working at a zoo, when I brought Cleo home, and when I was exploring vegetarianism. The relationship between the Fouts family and Washoe and her family is really thought-provoking. I was so sad when Washoe herself passed away a few years ago. Anyway, if you like animals, I highly recommend this book.
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