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Thu. 27 May 2021 - 19:30

T.C. Boyle says: Talk to me!

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T.C. Boyle says: Talk to me!


LIVESTREAM: English with English subtitles I ON DEMAND: English with German subtitles

The great T.C. Boyle joins us to present his new novel Talk to Me. This is another work about the complex relationship between humans and animals, nature and culture, fragile utopias and the depths of our coexistence: Communicating through sign language, chimpanzee Sam is able to order a cheeseburger and say his name. Sam is being brought up like a child, cared for by scientists. He develops a unique relationship to Aimee, a shy undergraduate. Sam returns her feelings and develops into a real individual. But when the research of Professor Schermerhorn, who believes in the human aspects of animals, is imperiled, Sam is seized by a different university for animal experiments. Aimee is absolutely crushed and hatches a crazy plan. In this funny and empathetic novel, T.C. Boyle explores whether animals are more like us than we believe. Host: Philipp Schwenke


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Philipp Schwenke

Born in 1978, Philipp Schwenke is a journalist and author. He studied at…


T. C. Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle was born in Peekskill, N.Y., in 1948 and has authored…



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