The Zoo by Michael Power
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Published on October 24, 2009. .
Margarita Brown is a seven-year-old girl who wakes from a coma to find herself unable to speak or hear... until she visits the Bronx Zoo where the voice of a giraffe penetrates her silent world. Part contemporary literary novel and part supernatural fantasy, “The Zoo” is an exploration of a girl’s awakening to a world that is filled with both brutality and beauty.