And The Rat Laughed by Nava Semel

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On the last day of 1999, a survivor grandmother in Tel Aviv shares with her granddaughter her tragic life story as a child hidden in a pit, with only a rat for company. The granddaughter tells the legend of ''Girl and Rat'' to her teacher; in 2009 those who heard it through her classmates establish an internet website with poems. From now on this memory is spread all over the world and becomes a myth. A future anthropologist, researching its mysterious roots in 2099, discovers Father Stanislaw's personal journal documenting his rescue of that little Jewish girl, and so the chain of remembearers moves from the present to the future and back to the past.
 

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Published November 12, 2009 by ReadHowYouWant. 294 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Semel has received several literary prizes, including the American National Jewish Book Award for Children`s Literature (1990), the Women Writers of the Mediterranean Award (1996), the Prime Minister`s Prize (1996), the Austrian Best Radio Drama Award (1996), the Rosenblum Prize for Stage Art (20...

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