Mad Boy

ISBN9781609454586
PublisherIPS International
PublishedJune 12, 2018
Pages256
AuthorNick Arvin
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Mad Boy

Nick Arvin

PAPERBACK

June 12, 2018

Mad Boy is a rollicking, picaresque novel about family and perseverance set during America’s forgotten war of 1812.

Young Henry Phipps is on a quest to realize his dying mother’s last wish: to be buried at sea, surrounded by her family. Not an easy task considering Henry’s ne’er-do-well father is in debtor’s prison and his comically earnest older brother is busy fighting the red coats on the battlefields of Maryland. But Henry’s stubborn determination knows no bounds. As he dodges the cannon fire of clashing armies and picks among the ruins of a burning capital he meets looters, British defectors, renegade slaves, a pregnant maiden in distress, and scoundrels of all types. Mad Boy is at once an antic adventure and a thoroughly convincing work of historical fiction that recreates a young nation’s first truly international conflict and a key moment in the history of the emancipation of African-American slaves.

Entertaining, atmospheric, and touching, Mad Boy will transport readers with its cast of vivid characters, its masterful storytelling, and its poignant tale of a young man burdened by an outsized undertaking.

Buy Mad Boy by Nick Arvin at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Mad Boy

Nick Arvin

₱816.00

D-coded

Information

ISBN9781609454586
PublisherIPS International
PublishedJune 12, 2018
Pages256
AuthorNick Arvin
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

Mad Boy is a rollicking, picaresque novel about family and perseverance set during America’s forgotten war of 1812.

Young Henry Phipps is on a quest to realize his dying mother’s last wish: to be buried at sea, surrounded by her family. Not an easy task considering Henry’s ne’er-do-well father is in debtor’s prison and his comically earnest older brother is busy fighting the red coats on the battlefields of Maryland. But Henry’s stubborn determination knows no bounds. As he dodges the cannon fire of clashing armies and picks among the ruins of a burning capital he meets looters, British defectors, renegade slaves, a pregnant maiden in distress, and scoundrels of all types. Mad Boy is at once an antic adventure and a thoroughly convincing work of historical fiction that recreates a young nation’s first truly international conflict and a key moment in the history of the emancipation of African-American slaves.

Entertaining, atmospheric, and touching, Mad Boy will transport readers with its cast of vivid characters, its masterful storytelling, and its poignant tale of a young man burdened by an outsized undertaking.

Buy Mad Boy by Nick Arvin at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"You have to love a book that starts like this: A cow falls through the roof of a house, landing on Mother. . . ’Mad Boy’ is a great success, a mini-epic in just 238 pages.”

– The Denver Post

“A wartime coming-of-age story filled with nonstop action and genuine pathos.”

– Kirkus

The colorful characters make this account of the War of 1812 a rollicking page-turner."

– Publishers Weekly