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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Bruno Littlemore; linguist, artist, philosopher. A life defined by a soaring mind, yet bound by a restrictive body. Born in down-town Chicago, Bruno's precocity pulls him from an unremarkable childhood, and under the tuition of Lydia, his intellect dazzles a watching world. But when falls in love with his mentor, the world turns on them with outrage: Bruno is striving to be something he is not, and denying everything that he is. For despite his all too human complexities, dreams and frailties, Bruno's hairy body, flattened nose and jutting brow are, undeniably, the features of a chimpanzee.

Like its protagonist, this novel is big, abrasive, witty, perverse, earnest and accomplished. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore goes beyond satire by showing us not what it means, but what it feels like be human - to love and lose, learn, aspire, grasp, and, in the end, to fail.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An enormous, glorious rattlebag of a book... a yelping, bouncing, pleading, longing, lost, loony, bleeding, pleading, laughing, beseeching wonder." - Edward Carey


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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
ISBN: 0-446-57157-1 / 978-0-446-57157-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twelve
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
ISBN: 1-84887-534-7 / 978-1-84887-534-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
ISBN: 0-446-57158-X / 978-0-446-57158-6 (USA edition)
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
ISBN: 1-84887-533-9 / 978-1-84887-533-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
ISBN: 0-446-57590-9 / 978-0-446-57590-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Author(s): Benjamin Hale
Publisher: Twelve
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