For the last eight years, Glee Granger has centered her life around
Sema — they live together, play together, eat together, and “talk”
together. Though Sema isn’t the first gorilla to use sign language,
Glee has pushed their interaction to breakthrough levels. Technically,
however, Sema isn’t hers. She belongs to the zoo where she was
born — and the zoo wants its gorilla back. Glee’s only option for
continuing her work is to join the zoo staff. At first reluctant, Glee
begins to see real possibilities in their new arrangement … until the
unthinkable happens. One event overturns everything Glee thought she
knew about humans and animals, the seen and the unseen, the spoken … and
the unspoken.