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As Flies to Whatless Boys

(2013)
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In 1845 London, an engineer, philosopher, philanthropist, and bold-faced charlatan John Adolphus Etzler has invented machines that he thinks will transform the division of labor and free all men. He forms a collective called the Tropical Emigration Society (TES) and recruits a variety of London citizens to take his machines and his misguided ideas to form a protosocialist, utopian community in the British colony of Trinidad.

Among his recruits is a teenage boy (and the audiobook's narrator) named Willy Tucker, who falls head-over-heels for the enthralling and wise Marguerite Whitechurch. Coming from the gentry, Marguerite is a world away from Willy's laboring class. As the voyage continues, and their love for one another strengthens, Willy and Marguerite prove themselves to be the true socialists aboard ship, their actions and adventures standing in stark contrast to Etzler's disconnected theories."

Robert Antoni's tragic historical novel, accented with West Indian cadences and captivating humor, provides an unforgettable glimpse into nineteenth-century Trinidad & Tobago.

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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
ISBN: 1-61775-155-3 / 978-1-61775-155-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): RobertAntoni
ISBN: 1-84523-296-8 / 978-1-84523-296-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
ISBN: 1-61775-156-1 / 978-1-61775-156-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
ISBN: 1-5226-6203-0 / 978-1-5226-6203-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: As Flies to Whatless Boys
Author(s): Robert Antoni
Publisher: Akashic Books
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