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A Brief History of Seven Killings
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Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a dazzling display of masterful storytelling exploring this near-mythic event. Spanning three decades and crossing continents, A Brief History of Seven Killings chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters - slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists, and even the CIA. Gripping and inventive, ambitious and mesmerising, A Brief History of Seven Killings is one of the most remarkable and extraordinary novels of the twenty-first century.





Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 04/06/2015 ISBN-13: 9781780746357  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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MARLON JAMES was born in Jamaica. He is the author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld 2014), which also won the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and featured in over twenty best books of the year lists. His debut novel, John Crow's Devil (Oneworld, 2015), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and was a New York Times Editors' Choice, and his second novel, The Book of Night Women (Oneworld, 2009), won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Hamish Hamilton) was published in 2019. He teaches at Macalester College, Minnesota, USA.

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A remarkable book with many layers to it.

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If you prefer your prose plain, your plots well-worn and familiar, or your novels lightweight, then I suggest you walk away from this book. If you are of a faint-hearted and sensitive literary disposition, believe me, this is not what you need. If, however, you're looking for for something epic, dizzying, complex, moving, enlightening, funny, devastating, enthralling messy, profane and magnificent, A Brief History of Seven Killings is for you. But don't say I didn't warn you.

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Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 20/10/2015

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