And Bananas for All by Chester Burton Brown
Approx. 20,420 words.
Published on May 6, 2012.
Mike Zhang Cuthbertson is just a regular conscripted Allied soldier waiting to be rotated back home when he stands falsely accused of collusion with the enemy and finds himself dumped alone in the tropical jungle. He will only survive if he can earn the trust of a band of chimpanzees who have escaped from human custody and possess the use of sign language, and cooperate to fight a common enemy.