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My Life as a Rat

A brilliant and thought-provoking novel about family, loyalty and betrayal
Once I'd been Daddy's favourite. Before something terrible happened.


Violet Rue is the baby of the seven Kerrigan children and adores her big brothers. Les mer
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A brilliant and thought-provoking novel about family, loyalty and betrayal
Once I'd been Daddy's favourite. Before something terrible happened.


Violet Rue is the baby of the seven Kerrigan children and adores her big brothers. What's more, she knows that a family protects its own. To go outside the family - to betray the family - is unforgiveable. So when she overhears a conversation not meant for her ears and discovers that her brothers have committed a heinous crime, she is torn between her loyalty to her family and her sense of justice. The decision she takes will change her life for ever.


Exploring racism, misogyny, community, family, loyalty, sexuality and identity, this is a dark story with a tense and propulsive atmosphere - Joyce Carol Oates at her very best.
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Forlag: Fourth Estate Ltd
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780008339647
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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Simply the most consistently inventive, brilliant, curious and creative writer going’ Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

'I stand in awe before such an unresting hunger for the literary endeavour' Rose Tremain

My Life as a Rat is Oates at her best – a powerful, uncompromising story that explores racism, misogyny and recent American history’ Kate Saunders, The Times

‘Sexism, rape, racism. Murder, sadism – fans will savour this stew of typical Oatsian nasties, in which 12-year old Violet is cruelly exiled from her family … the odyssey her psyche endures is served well by Oates’s juttery, rough-edged prose Mail on Sunday

‘Oates’s novel adroitly touches on race, loyalty, misogyny, and class »

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, A Book of American Martyrs and Hazards of Time Travel. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.