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Daniel Quinn Message Board 1/1/2012
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The narrator, a somewhat thoughtful and sensitive middle-aged man who occasionally has fits of desiring to save the world, answers a classified ad that seeks students. The teacher/guru turns out to be Ishmael, a highly-educated and telepathic gorilla, who teaches the narrator about where the human race went wrong and what needs to be done to save the world. There's very little plot; almost nothing "happens" in the story beyond a Socratic dialogue between...
My Ishmael
A telepathic gorilla and precocious young girl become unlikely friends. My Ishmael is the story of the relationship between Julie Gerchack and her teacher Ishmael. Ishmael is a sentient gorilla with telepathic powers and a deep knowledge of human history and culture. He retains students via a newspaper ad which targets people who "want to change the world." 12-year old Julie responds to the ad, showing up at the Fairfield Building, room 105 -- for her in...