Then, in the distance, I heard more hooting and barking. The other chimps hooted in response.-- Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd.
This is a great book about a "primate researcher" in Africa. I am completely sucked in, just like with every Boyd book I've read.
I am reading this as one of my James Tait Black Memorial Prize picks for the 2011 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, Challenge. William Boyd is one of my favorites.