A Brief History Of Seven Killings

On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters�assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James� place among the great literary talents of his generation.

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Product Overview
ISBN 9781594633942
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Marlon James
Publisher Riverhead Books
Pages 704
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.7cm x 4.1cm x 20.6cm
Weight 0.64 kg
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