Past Meetup

Sun. May 4th at 7p @ Flora Cafe': 2007 Peter Hoeg's novel "THE WOMAN & THE APE"


Join us Sunday, May the 4th at 7p at Flora coffee shop -- on Royal at Franklin (in the Marigny) -- for a discussion of the 2007 novel "THE WOMAN AND THE APE', by Peter Hoeg (best known for his "Smilla's Sense of Snow"). See description below.


270 pages. Used copies on amazon for a penny before shipping. $7.50 on Kindle.


For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked] .

Sponsored by the BIZARRE BOOKS & FILMS meetup group, this meetup is also part of the "Over The Edge" series with the READING THE CLASSICS IN NEW ORLEANS book club.


The Woman and the Ape is the story of a unique and unforgettable couple--Madelene and Erasmus. Madelene is the wife of Adam Burden, a distinguished behavioral scientist. Erasmus--the unlikely prince--is a 300-pound ape. Brought to the Burdens' London home after escaping from animal smugglers, Erasmus is discovered to be a highly intelligent anthropoid ape, the closest thing yet to a human being. Madelene decides to save Erasmus, and between them blossoms a profound affection as deep as any human relationship. A fable for our time, The Woman and the Ape poses searching questions about the nature of love, freedom, and humanity.