The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. 1 (Prebound)
Perfection Learning, 9781606869253, 353pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/14/2008)
Compact Disc (1/9/2007)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2007)
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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.