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A gothic tale becomes all too shockingly real in this mesmerizing magnum opus by the acclaimed author of FEED.
It sounds like a fairy tale. He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother -- a princess in exile from a faraway land -- are the only persons in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments -- and his own chilling role in them. Set against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's extraordinary novel takes place at a time when American Patriots rioted and 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 the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.
Title: Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation
Edition: Advance Reading Copy
Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., Candlewick Pr: 2006
ISBN Number: 0763624020
ISBN Number 13: 9780763624026
Book Condition: Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 005068
Description: Advance Reading Copy, softcover with marketing information on the back cover. Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
Keywords: MASSACHUSETTS_HISTORY_FICTION SLAVERY_FICTION UNITED STATES_HISTORY_REVOLUTION, 1775-1783_FICTION