Author Colin McAdam Joins Save the Chimps for Member Day, 9/21
The public is invited to become members and tour world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary during Member Day.
A Beautiful Truth on a Beautiful Day
Save the Chimps recently announced a special fundraising partnership with Soho Press, the publishers of Colin McAdam's wonderful novel A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH. Now they would like to welcome Soho Press and author Colin McAdam to their Member Day on Saturday, September 21st. In association with their neighborhood independent bookseller Vero Beach Book Center, Colin McAdam will be on hand to sign and sell copies of this very special book.
Look for Colin McAdam and Soho's Paul Oliver under the pavilion at the entrance to Member Day.
Why We Partnered
A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH is a powerful, touching book about the lives of a few dozen chimpanzees in different circumstances. One of them is the ill-fated "adopted" child of a human family in Vermont. Other chimps are involved in a language research program at a fictive (but very realistic) research facility. These portions explore the complexity of the chimpanzee mind and demonstrate just how remarkable our closest relative is. That very same facility has a darker, crueler side to it, as it is funded by medical research programs that yet another group of chimps are subjected to. The chimps that feature in McAdam's novel, from the adopted Looee to the unfortunate victims of experiments, are experiencing some of the very same things that our chimps experienced before being rescued.
This isn't a novel that's just about chimps. It's about humans too. McAdam's novel seeks to prove "the truth in our blood." Namely that we are not merely descended from apes, but in fact are apes.
Soho Press has offered to donate a portion of all proceeds of A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH (print and digital) to Save the Chimps. Save the Chimps receives even more money when you buy the book directly from them, in which case 50% of profits benefit the chimps.
A good book and a good cause... What's not to love?
Member Day Media Pass
Interested in Member Day? Want to encounter nearly 300 chimps and have a chance to talk with author Colin McAdam? Please contact us about media passes and scheduling.
For Inquiries Concerning Save the Chimps and Member Day
Please Contact Triana Romero | Triana@savethechimps.org | 772.429.2225
For Inquiries Concerning Colin McAdam and A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH
Please Contact Paul Oliver | Poliver@sohopress.com | 212.260.1900