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An enthralling novel about animal rights and what it means to be human: Karen Joy Fowler's 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'

[Plain Dealer - opinion]

Halfway through Karen Joy Fowler's enthralling novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," I was sort of beside myself, too, with that electric thrill of discovering a great book. I wanted to stay up all night to finish it, but I also wanted to stop and call all my book-loving friends immediately and blurt, "You have to read this book!"
Fowler manages to touch on so much while telling her story -- the birth of the animal-rights movement, a quick primer on the real chimp-human experiments, a dip into the way psychologists view the world (Fowler's father was one, at Indiana University) -- but it never feels like homework.

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