The Pox Party

The Pox Party

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2007]
Edition: Library edition
Copyright Date: ℗2007
ISBN: 9780739348468
Branch Call Number: CD YA ANDERSO
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: James, Peter Francis

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WVMLStaffPicks Jun 04, 2013

Set during the Revolutionary War, a young African slave named Octavian is raised by a group of enigmatic, undeniably creepy scholars in an institution called the Novanglian College of Lucidity. Octavian is schooled in Latin, Greek and the classical arts and comes to view the odd peculiarities of his upbringing as normal—until he opens a forbidden door and discovers the real reason he is being housed at the College. At times disturbing, grotesque, bizarrely funny and written in rich prose, this examination of race and rebellion will challenge readers of all ages.

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