cave girl trapped in modern times, Malu has lived a peaceful
existence in the forest of Flores, Indonesia. When Hantus capture
her, they little realize that the existence of a living Homo
Erectus in the modern world will disrupt forever the lives of
dozens of people. Even those who gape into her cage turn away
from the intensity of her green eyes and constantly moving hands.
Malu is transported to a lab in Massachusetts by avaricious
researchers who hope to sell her DNA, a photographer flees
for his life from a man he doesn't know, and a murderer sells
cocaine and dreams of revenge. Like the flap of a butterfly's
wing, Malu causes two eminent scientists to become her temporary
guardians, a reluctant activist to plan his first animal rights
action, and a criminal offence to be righted.
the tableau that makes up Malu, the story of an impossible
girl whose relentless drive to be free forces a reluctant
world to afford her a home.