The Year of the Rat

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Author(s): Clare Furniss
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
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Audio (7.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100101427
Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781633794085
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Grappling with grief is hard enough without repeat visits from the deceased. Pearl deals with death, life, and family in this haunting, humorous, and poignant debut. The world can tip at any moment. a fact that fifteen-year-old Pearl is all too aware of when her mum dies after giving birth to her baby sister, Rose. Rose, who looks exactly like a baby rat, all pink, wrinkled, and writhing. This little Rat has destroyed everything, even ruined the wonderful relationship that Pearl had with her stepfather, the Rat's biological father. Mum, though. Mum's dead but she can't seem to leave. She keeps visiting Pearl. Smoking, cursing, guiding. Told across the year following her mother's death, Pearl's story is full of bittersweet humour and heartbreaking honesty about how you deal with grief that cuts you to the bone, as she tries not only to come to terms with losing her mother, but also the fact that her sister - The Rat - is a constant reminder of why her mum is no longer around.

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The Year of the Rat
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CD
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Author(s): Clare Furniss
Narrator(s): Billie Fulford-Brown
Product Number DD15282
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781633794061
eBook
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Author(s): Clare Furniss
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00577237
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781481421010

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