Devotion

A Rat Story
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100092646
Released: Apr 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147523211
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From one of the most popular and acclaimed story writers of her generation, a single-volume short story. "That the yellow house was thrillingly affordable might have been a warning sign, if Eleanor had known how to read it. But she'd been desperate. She was sharing a room with her four-year-old daughter, Hattie, in her parents' house, and she had to get out." From the award-winning novelist and short story writer Maile Meloy, Devotion: A Rat Story is an exquisitely unsettling tale about a young single mother whose new home becomes a kind of nightmare she must resolve on her own. Eleanor is in such a rush to move away from her parents that she allows an imperious realtor to rush her to close on the too-good-to-be-true home without an inspection. Shortly after the house becomes legally hers—with every cent and all of her pride and future tied up in the property—the giant rats show themselves. In the yard, in the kitchen, on her daughter's bed. A walk around the block reveals a decrepit neighboring house where two elderly sisters are feeding and fostering thousands of unusal "pets." What has Eleanor done? What action can she possibly take now? In Meloy's characteristically clean, assured style, she captures the hopes and horrors of domestic life with an element of suspense that drives the listener feverishly to the end.

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Author(s): Maile Meloy
Original Publish Date: Apr 28, 2015

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Author(s): Maile Meloy
Product Number EB00594201
Released: Apr 28, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780698407152

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