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Firmin is the runt of a litter of rats born in the basement of Pembroke Books, a ramshakle old bookshop run by the equally shambolic owner, Norman Shine. Forced to compete for food, Firmin ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Thanks to his unusual diet, he acquires the miraculous ability to read. He subsequently develops an insatiable hunger for literature, and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it. He is a debonair soul trapped in a rat's body...
ISBN 13: 9780753823392 | ISBN 10: 075382339x
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