A tale of growing up with a sister who is taken away and a brother who disappears, Fowler weaves a delightful story that dances at the tips of your thoughts, not requiring much deep musing. The sister is Fern, who turns out to be a chimpanzee. The brother turns out to run away to join ALF to try and do something about Fern’s prison of medical research. The narrator sandwiches these tales alongside her own 1990s college study at UC Davis. Mostly a story about a family, but with animal ethics peppered throughout.