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We Love You, Charlie Freeman - A Novel-logo

We Love You, Charlie Freeman - A Novel

Kaitlyn Greenidge

Frustrated by the limitations of cross-race communication in her predominantly white town, a young African-American girl teaches herself to sign. Years later, Laurel uproots her husband and daughters from their downwardly-mobile, over-educated and underpaid life in the South End of Boston for Cortland County, Massachusetts. The Freemans are to take part in an experiment: they've been hired by a private research institute to teach sign language to a chimpanzee. Told primarily from the point of view of Laurel's elder daughter, Charlotte, the novel shifts in time from the early 1990s to the founding of the Institute in the 1930s to the present day. With language both beautiful and accessible, Greenidge examines that time in each person's life when we realize the things we thought were normal may be anything but.

Frustrated by the limitations of cross-race communication in her predominantly white town, a young African-American girl teaches herself to sign. Years later, Laurel uproots her husband and daughters from their downwardly-mobile, over-educated and underpaid life in the South End of Boston for Cortland County, Massachusetts. The Freemans are to take part in an experiment: they've been hired by a private research institute to teach sign language to a chimpanzee. Told primarily from the point of view of Laurel's elder daughter, Charlotte, the novel shifts in time from the early 1990s to the founding of the Institute in the 1930s to the present day. With language both beautiful and accessible, Greenidge examines that time in each person's life when we realize the things we thought were normal may be anything but.
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Frustrated by the limitations of cross-race communication in her predominantly white town, a young African-American girl teaches herself to sign. Years later, Laurel uproots her husband and daughters from their downwardly-mobile, over-educated and underpaid life in the South End of Boston for Cortland County, Massachusetts. The Freemans are to take part in an experiment: they've been hired by a private research institute to teach sign language to a chimpanzee. Told primarily from the point of view of Laurel's elder daughter, Charlotte, the novel shifts in time from the early 1990s to the founding of the Institute in the 1930s to the present day. With language both beautiful and accessible, Greenidge examines that time in each person's life when we realize the things we thought were normal may be anything but.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cherise Boothe, Karole Foreman, Myra Lucretia Taylor

Length:

10h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

59:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:15:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:35