Rat

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Fifteen-year-old Celia Bonnet, nicknamed “Rat,” lives a peaceful life with her mother, Vanessa, a free-spirited local beauty, and Morgan, the nine-year-old orphan they have taken in. Their farmhouse compound, nestled just north of the Spanish Catalan border, is surrounded by artichoke fields and glittering ocean, cliffs where they can spy down on the rich tourists below. But when Vanessa falls for a dangerous new boyfriend, Rat must leave this place she loves.

Together with Morgan, Rat sets out for London to find the father she has never met and the man who might finally explain to Rat where she belongs. An enthralling novel with a luminous sense of place, Rat is the story of a bold, rousing heroine for our times.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
27
Section 4
42
Section 5
55
Section 6
62
Section 7
74
Section 8
96
Section 11
158
Section 12
190
Section 13
211
Section 14
223
Section 15
242
Section 16
244
Section 17
253
Section 18
263

Section 9
124
Section 10
147
Section 19
281
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About the author (2011)

Fernanda Eberstadt is the author of four previous novels and one book of nonfiction. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Commentary. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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