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The Resource My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates

My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates

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
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? The 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 'inform' on her brothers, setting into motion their arrests and convictions and her own long estrangement
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10776377
Cataloging source
YDX
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/823.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Betrayal
  • Life change events
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Families
  • Murder
  • Witnesses
  • Self-realization in women
Target audience
adult
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780062899835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1051079604
  • (OCoLC)1051079604
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780062899835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1051079604
  • (OCoLC)1051079604

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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