THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION

THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION

The Kingdom on the Waves 2, The Kingdom on the Waves

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Sequel to the National Book Award Winner!

"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.

Baker & Taylor
When he and his tutor escape to British-occupied Boston, Octavian learns of Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment.

Publisher: Candlewick Press, [2011], c2008
ISBN: 9780763653774
0763653772

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