Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II : The Kingdom on the Waves

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II : The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson
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.

1 comment:

Amy J. Chow said...

...masterful pacing, surprising use of imagery and symbolism, and adeptness at crafting structure make this a powerful reimagining of slavery and the American Revolution dazzle.