Benedict Martin lives in Ottawa with his lovely wife and two wonderful children. He also has three pet rats: Moochie, Sniffles, and Grover. They're surprisingly intelligent, those rats. In fact, one night Benedict woke to Moochie telling him the plot of a novel he should write. Benedict's wife swears it was a dream. And maybe it was, but Benedict's taken to leaving a pad of paper and a pen next to the rat cage. You know, just in case.