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

By M. T. Anderson

"A novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called ‘encyclopedic’ in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensible and deeply textured pattern." — The New York Times Book Review

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.

  • A crossover edition for the adult market with a step-back cover and new design.
  • A New York Times best-seller!
  • Received numerous accolades and reviews, including being named an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year and making the New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year list; also received four starred reviews and major media attention from the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

About the author

M. T. Anderson is the author of Feed, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Volume I: The Pox Party, winner of the National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller, and its sequel, The Kingdom on the Waves, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Both volumes were also named Michael L. Printz Honor Books. M. T. Anderson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780763653774
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Dimensions: 146 x 203mm, 592pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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