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The Resource My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (sound recording)

My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (sound recording)

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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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? ... 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
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
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10806045
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813
PerformerNote
Read by Sadie Alexandru
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alexandru, Sadie
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Betrayal
  • Life change events
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Families
  • Murder
  • Self-realisation in women
Target audience
adult
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065388773
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 13 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982660451
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1105730254
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
My life as a rat : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065388773
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 13 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982660451
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1105730254
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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