Great apes

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When Symon Dykes, a successful London painter, wakes up after a night of routine debauchery, he expects to feel like a dog -- not to have become a chimpanzee. For Simon has awoken in a world where chimpanzees are the successful branch of primates, and he is soon institutionalized with the bizarre delusion that he is human.
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subject_facet Chimpanzees -- Fiction, Electronic books, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Satirical literature
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title Great apes
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