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This is an auction for THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING: VOLUME II - THE KINGDOM OF THE WAVES, by M T Anderson.

Amazon.com review:

"With the publication of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume I back in 2006, M.T. Anderson assured readers that his gripping account of the American Revolution from the perspective of a young slave in colonial Boston would continue. Volume I received the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and the anticipation among critics and readers inevitably grew for the story to continue. With The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves Anderson has not just delivered an equally haunting second and final act to his hero's story, he's also completed a literary masterpiece that simply blows away its limited categorization as Young Adult lit. Octavian II engages the reader (teenaged or otherwise) to reimagine the birth of the nation from an unfamiliar perspective - that of an African American slave compelled by incredible circumstance, and the hope of freedom, to fight in a counterrevolutionary army. Through expert incorporation of historical detail and colonial-era voice, the novel transports us deep into the perilous military and moral battles that defined the American Revolution. That these historical conflicts continue to inform today's charged debates about national identity and purpose makes his novels all the more relevant and powerful."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2008.

555 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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