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Octavian Nothing: Vol 1 Pox Party

Anderson, M.T.

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ISBN 10: 0763624020 / ISBN 13: 9780763624026
Edité par Candlewick Press, Cambridge, 2006
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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A bright, tight edition. DJ: light rubbing along edges; clean and colorful. Text: pristine w/ slight lean; minor bump to spine ends. N° de réf. du libraire BL4682

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Titre : Octavian Nothing: Vol 1 Pox Party

Éditeur : Candlewick Press, Cambridge

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine Unclipped

Edition : 1st Edition

Type de livre : Book

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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.

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Shaker Mill Books is the annex of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, one of the only independent bookstores in the Berkshires for over 35 years. Located in West Stockbridge, MA, Shaker Mill Books houses nearly ten thousand rare, out-of-print and/or signed books. We specialize in Berskhire Books (many now out-of-print or otherwise unavailable), including local histories and biographies, as well as a large collection of books by nature writer Hal Borland.

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