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The Resource My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (large print)

My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (large print)

Label
My life as a rat : a novel
Title
My life as a rat
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A painful truth of family life: the most tender emotions can change in an instant. You think your parents love you but is it you they love, or the child who is theirs?" --Joyce Carol Oates, My Life as a Rat Which should prevail: loyalty to family or loyalty to the truth? Is telling the truth ever a mistake and is lying for one's family ever justified? Can one do the right thing, but bitterly regret it? My Life as a Rat follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age twelve, concerning what she knew to be the racist murder of an African-American boy by her older brothers. In a succession of vividly recalled episodes Violet contemplates the circumstances of her life as the initially beloved youngest child of seven Kerrigan children who inadvertently "informs" on her brothers, setting into motion their arrests and convictions and her own long estrangement. Arresting and poignant, My Life as a Rat traces a life of banishment from a family-banishment from parents, siblings, and the Church-that forces Violet to discover her own identity, to break the powerful spell of family, and to emerge from her long exile as a "rat" into a transformed life
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
April 15, 2019
Citation source
Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
M95 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD19148003
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062911513
Isbn Type
(large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103001462
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD19148003
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062911513
Isbn Type
(large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103001462

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