The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M. T. Anderson


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M. T. Anderson

Boston, 1775. Raised by a society of rational philosophers, who call each other by a number, Octavian and his mother - a princess in exile from a faraway land - are the only people in their household assigned names. The boy is dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest classical education but as his regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the 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.


A book which arrives from America groaning with rewards and reputation. It deserves to do just as well here. The Guardian

About the Author

M. T. Anderson is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult novels including Burger Wuss and Thirsty. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.

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368 pages
Interest Age: 14+


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Publication date

1st October 2007



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