My Life as A Rat

My Life as A Rat

Book - 2019 | First edition
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"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."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062899835
006289983X
Branch Call Number: F OATES-J
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 24 cm

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debwalker Jul 05, 2019

When you rat out your brothers for murder....a toxic family in upstate NY and a trip through the American dark side.

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