A history of New York told using the ever-present rat population to explore and develop the theme. We meet the rats through Sullivan?s year spent rat watching in a New York alley, but as his interest deepens and research piles up, the history beneath the pavements starts to be revealed.
Robert Sullivan is a contributing editor to Vogue and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He is the author of The Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.