Rats : A Year With New York's Most Unwanted InhabitantsBy Robert Sullivan
- Author: Robert Sullivan
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 2004-12-31
While dispensing gruesomely fascinating rat facts and strangely entertaining rat-stories, the author gets to know not just the beast but its friends and foes: the exterminators, the sanitation workers, the agitators and activists who have played their part in the centuries-old war between human city dweller and wild city rat. With a notebook and night-vision gear, he sits nightly in the streamlike flow of garbage and searches for fabled rat-kings, sets out to trap a rat, and eventually travels to the Midwest to learn about rats in Chicago, Milwaukee, and other cities of America.