Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Candlewick January 2011
0763653764 / 9780763653767
Seller ID: 123567
"Anderson's imaginative and highly intelligent exploration of . . . the ambiguous history of America's origins will leave readers impatient for the sequel." - "The New York Times Book Review"
Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers - but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role them. Set in Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's mesmerizing novel takes place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel reimagines past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.