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Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812: a novel
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New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions , 2018.
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236 pages : map ; 21 cm.
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Colorado Book Award Winner for Literary Fiction: "The colorful characters make this account of the War of 1812 a rollicking page-turner" ( Publishers Weekly ). In the early nineteenth century, 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 debtors' prison and his comically earnest older brother is busy fighting the redcoats 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, it is "a wartime coming-of-age story filled with nonstop action and genuine pathos" ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review). "This brilliant musket blast of a novel--in which the lucky reader will encounter falling cows, repurposed pickle barrels, fascinating schemes and fabulous schemers--is alive with humor, heat and heart.Mad Boy is a tremendous accomplishment. Nick Arvin is the real thing."--Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome

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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. -- Amazon.com
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APA Citation (style guide)

Arvin, N. (2018). Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812: a novel. New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Arvin, Nick. 2018. Mad Boy : An Account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Arvin, Nick, Mad Boy : An Account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Arvin, Nick. Mad Boy : An Account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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