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Publisher Description

Winner of the National Book Award! 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 he learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role in 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 the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2006
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Candlewick Press
SELLER
Candlewick Press, Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

Saintly-Dictator ,

Very good

Absolutely loved it, dark, chilling at times. But encapsulating nonetheless. Well written and organized. One of my favourite books.

Hills32003 ,

Octavian Nothing

The book is SO CONFUSING

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