The Woman and the Ape, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The woman is Madelene, rich, beautiful and alcoholic; the ape, intelligent and illegally imported to London by Madelene's husband Burden.

Burden has plans, so does Madelene, and so, as it happens, does the ape.

This most controversial of Hoeg's novels takes us from Society London, across its roof-tops to a forest idyll, to make for a fable at once hilarious and thought-provoking.




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it was so long ago i dont recall anything apart from an interesting story. Didnt have me in its thrall but as it was Hoeg I had to read it.

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How can a book about a love-story between a monkey and a human female be interesting at all? Just read it, give it to your new-found girl-friend or whatever. Just read it. One of my all time favorites.