Jennie (novel)

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Author Douglas Preston
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller, Science fiction novel
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
1 October 1994
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 302 pp
ISBN 978-0-312-11294-3
OCLC 30546785
813/.52 20
LC Class PS3566.R3982 J46 1994
Preceded by
Followed by The Codex

Jennie is a novel by American author Douglas Preston published in 1994.

Plot summary[edit]

Jennie is a chimpanzee, living in the 1970s.

Naturalist Dr. Hugo Archibald delivers Jennie from her dying mother in the Cameroons and brings her home to his American family. His young son, Sandy, becomes extremely attached to Jennie, but Archibald's daughter, Sarah, resents the chimp. Jennie, through her learning of ASL (American Sign Language), starts to converse and interact with the humans around her.

Eventually, Jennie is released into a wildlife preserve where she simply can not function.