Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman audiobook

Theory of Bastards

By Audrey Schulman
Read by Rachel Dulude

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12.02 Hours Unabridged
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"Stage four. Surgery. Recovering." While those are the simple words that once described Dr. Francine Burk's situation, the reality is much more complex. Her new reality is bacon rinds for breakfast and feeling unduly thrilled by her increasing ability to walk across a room without assistance. And it's being offered a placement at a prestigious research institute where she can put to good use her recent award money. With the Foundation's advanced technological resources and a group of fascinating primates, Francine can begin to verify her subversive scientific discovery, which has challenged the foundations of history—her Theory of Bastards. Frankie finds that the bonobos she's studying are as complex as the humans she's working alongside. Their personalities are strong and distinct, and reigning over it all is Mama, the commanding matriarchal leader of the group. Frankie comes to know the bonobos and to further develop her groundbreaking theory with the help of her research partner, a man with a complicated past and perhaps a place in her future. And then something changes everything, and the lines that divide them—between subject and scientist, between colleague and companion—begin to blur.

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Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Pick of 50 Notable Works of Fiction for 2018

Finalist for the 2019 Philip K. Dick Award

"Stage four. Surgery. Recovering." While those are the simple words that once described Dr. Francine Burk's situation, the reality is much more complex. Her new reality is bacon rinds for breakfast and feeling unduly thrilled by her increasing ability to walk across a room without assistance. And it's being offered a placement at a prestigious research institute where she can put to good use her recent award money. With the Foundation's advanced technological resources and a group of fascinating primates, Francine can begin to verify her subversive scientific discovery, which has challenged the foundations of history—her Theory of Bastards.

Frankie finds that the bonobos she's studying are as complex as the humans she's working alongside. Their personalities are strong and distinct, and reigning over it all is Mama, the commanding matriarchal leader of the group. Frankie comes to know the bonobos and to further develop her groundbreaking theory with the help of her research partner, a man with a complicated past and perhaps a place in her future. And then something changes everything, and the lines that divide them—between subject and scientist, between colleague and companion—begin to blur.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Schulman creates a not-far-in-the-future world that feels as real as our own. The science she draws on is 100 percent accurate.” Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author
“A riveting page-turner…in creating white-knuckle tension or describing sudden violence, Schulman can rival any of our more famous thriller writers.” Washington Post
“The writer skillfully weaves fact with fiction…[in] a clever story about female desire with its own fascinating origins.” Newsday
“An astute, impeccable page-turner readers will savor.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Audrey Schulman

Author Bio: Audrey Schulman

Audrey Schulman is the author of Three Weeks in December, Swimming with Jonah, The Cage, and A House Named Brazil. Her work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Montreal, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she runs HEET, a non-profit.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English