Here’s your chance to enter to win a paperback copy of the book everyone has been talking about – We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel was named a Top Book of 2016 by the New York Times and one of Buzzfeed’s Best Fiction books of the year, and she is a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel prize.
In this stunning novel, the Freeman family – Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie – have been invited to the Toneybee Institute to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected because they know sign language; they are supposed to teach it to Charlie and welcome him as a member of their family. But when Charlotte discovers the truth about the institute’s history of questionable studies, the secrets of the past invade the present in devious ways.
The power of this shattering novel resides in Greenidge’s undeniable storytelling talents. What appears to be a story of mothers and daughters, of sisterhood put to the test, of adolescent love and grown-up misconduct, and of history’s long reach, becomes a provocative and compelling exploration of America’s failure to find a language to talk about race.
Please fill out this form to enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge. Entries must be received by 12pm Eastern, Thursday, March 2, 2017. One entry per person only. The winners will be chosen at random. Residents of the United States only, please.