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Robert Sullivan is the author of The Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a contributing editor to Vogue and a longtime contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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"Sullivan persuasively associates the truth' he learns about rats with a deeper understanding of both the history of New York City and the essence of mankind." "The author excels at fluid and witty prose." ." a rollicking, richly drawn history.[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies." " Approaches his fleet-footed, fast-food-loving quarry with a naturalist's curiosity and a storyteller's fluency." ." a rollicking, richly drawn history. he offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies." .".. a rollicking, richly drawn history...[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies." "Improbably enchanting... a funny, rodent-centered melange of natural and urban history." .,." a rollicking, richly drawn history...[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies." "Engaging...a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings." -- Michiko Kakutani "New York Times" "Engaging.a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings." -- Michiko Kakutani "New York Times" "Immensely lively, enjoyable, learned, witty and yes, appealing."--Philip Lopate "Washington Post " "Engaging a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings."--Michiko Kakutani "New York Times "" "Sullivan persuasively associates the 'truth' he learns about rats with a deeper understanding of both the history of New York City and the essence of mankind." "[Approaches] his fleet-footed, fast-food-loving quarry with a naturalist's curiosity and a storyteller's fluency." "Who knew a book about one of nature's most reviled creatures could make such great bedside reading?" ""Rats" will both entertain and edify you about a part of the world you never thought much about." "Skittering, scurrying, terrific natural history." "The author excels at fluid and witty prose." "Sullivan beguiles us with remarkable tales about an inexhaustible topic." "An urban Thoreau..." "Hugely entertaining." "Eloquent."

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