Ishmael : a novel

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New York : Bantam/Turner Book, 1992.
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266 pages ; 22 cm.
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0553078755, 9780553078756, 0553375407, 9780553375404
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The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. "I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves. Is it man's destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him-- one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Quinn, D. (1992). Ishmael: a novel . Bantam/Turner Book.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Quinn, Daniel. 1992. Ishmael: A Novel. New York: Bantam/Turner Book.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael: A Novel New York: Bantam/Turner Book, 1992.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael: A Novel Bantam/Turner Book, 1992.

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