The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation

Vol. 1, The Pox Party

Book - 2006
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African-American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Publisher: London/Cambridge, Mass. : Walker/Candlewick, c2006
ISBN: 9780763636791
0763636797
9780763624026
0763624020
Branch Call Number: YA ANDERSON
Characteristics: 351 p. cm
Alternative Title: Pox party

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