The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 Discussion Guide

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This discussion guide to The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson includes a synopsis of the book, discussion points, and an interview with the author. Use this resource to spark debate about American history, race, freedom, slavery, and morality.

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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party
M.T. Anderson
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 past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.
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