The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II

The Kingdom on the Waves

By M. T. Anderson

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763629502, 561pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Description
Volume II of the National Book Award Winner and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller a stunning resolution to the epic tale that "fascinates, appalls,
condemns, and enthralls."
Fearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows the College of Lucidity, the rebel cause Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. Instead, he is soon to learn of Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary forces.
In Volume II of his unparalleled masterwork, M. T. Anderson recounts Octavian's experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him, thrusting him into intense battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty. Ultimately, this astonishing narrative escalates to a startling, deeply satisfying climax, while reexamining our national origins in a singularly provocative light.


About the Author
M.T. Anderson is the author of the Pals in Peril series; "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing", which won the National Book Award; "The Game of Sunken Places"; "Burger Wuss"; "Thirsty"; and "Feed", which was a finalist for the National Book Award, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book, and the winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award for Young Adults. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at MT-Anderson.com.