Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowler is an American author known for writing across various genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. She gained prominence with her novel 'The Jane Austen Book Club,' which was a bestseller and adapted into a film. Fowler's work often explores themes of human relationships and societal norms. She has received numerous accolades for her writing, including the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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The novel follows the story of a woman named Rosemary who grew up in an unusual family, with her parents being behavioral scientists and her sister being a chimpanzee, part of an experiment her parents were conducting. As she grows older, Rosemary grapples with the loss of her sister, who was sent away when she was five, and her brother, who left the family due to the emotional turmoil caused by the experiment. The book explores themes of memory, family, and the ethical treatment of animals.