James Baxter, author
When an escaped chimp from the Skyhigh City Zoo, a loner college kid named Paul, and a chemistry professor's hairless lab mouse cross paths, an unlikely alliance develops. With a strange potion stolen from his professor's lab, Paul grants the animals supernatural abilities and the power of human language, inadvertently forcing them to find their place in a society that's entirely foreign and daunting. We follow Shnimp Chimp as he explores the worlds of freeganism, veganism, vigilantism, and vandalism. Meanwhile, his old friends from the zoo are ravaging the city, and now they want him dead. Shnimp must find the reason for his friends’ strange betrayal and put a stop to their cruelty.