He tries to carry on the life that Helena had created for them, but he is too grief-stricken, too angry, and too quickly reabsorbed into the demands of his career. Helena’s animals likewise struggle with the loss of their understanding and compassionate human companion.
Because of Helena, David becomes involved in a court case to save the life of a chimpanzee that may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of animals consciousness. Through this case all the threads of Helena’s life entwine and explode – unexpectedly, painfully, beautifully.
As a practicing Manhattan attorney who is married to a veterinarian, Neil Abramson is a past board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues relating to Animals. He has been recognized by the ASPCA for his work on behalf of animals. Visit his Facebook page here.
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