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My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

My Life as a Rat

Joyce Carol Oates

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Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 20 May 2019
ISBN: 9780008339647

A brilliant and thought-provoking novel about family, loyalty and betrayal

5 stars out of 5
Kate Saunders
22 Jun 2019

"My Life as a Rat is Oates at her best — a powerful, uncompromising story that explores racism, misogyny and recent American history"

Let us take a moment to contemplate the phenomenon that is Joyce Carol Oates. Now 81, she has produced 58 novels (the first of which appeared in 1964) and a long list of nonfiction titles, including volumes of poetry.


The words pour out of her in a seemingly unstoppable torrent, yet despite this fearsome productivity, her writing is usually superb. My Life as a Rat is Oates at her best — a powerful, uncompromising story that explores racism, misogyny and recent American history.

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