The Pox Party

The Pox Party

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2007
Branch Call Number: YCD YF And
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 8.25 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: James, Peter Francis - Performer


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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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