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The Resource My life as a rat : a novel (Downloadable Audiobook), Joyce Carol Oates

My life as a rat : a novel (Downloadable Audiobook), Joyce Carol Oates

Label
My life as a rat : a novel (Downloadable Audiobook)
Title
My life as a rat
Title remainder
a novel (Downloadable Audiobook)
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
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
Summary
Exiled from her family and church since the age of 12 for testifying honestly about a racist murder, a young woman reflects on the wrenching choice she was forced to make between her family and the truth
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Writing style
Character
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10806045
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Sadie Alexandru
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  • Alexandru, Sadie
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Murder witnesses
  • Racism
  • Family secrets
  • Regret
  • Loyalty
  • Options, alternatives, choices
  • Purpose in life
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
My life as a rat : a novel (Downloadable Audiobook), Joyce Carol Oates
Link
https://chattahoocheega.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780062917676
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Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 3 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062917676
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
Z100144007
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100144007
  • (OCoLC)1103710006
  • 664130
  • 664130
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
My life as a rat : a novel (Downloadable Audiobook), Joyce Carol Oates
Link
https://chattahoocheega.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780062917676
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 3 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062917676
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
Z100144007
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100144007
  • (OCoLC)1103710006
  • 664130
  • 664130
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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