ISBN 9781780746357,A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings



One World Publications

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781780746357

ISBN-10 1780746350


Number of Pages 704 Pages
Language (English)
Jamaica, 1976 - Seven men storm Bob Marley's house with machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but leaves Jamaica the following day, not to return for two years. Inspired by this near mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings is an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards drug dealer. Marlon James's dazzling novel is a tour de force. It traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined  and questions asked in a masterpiece of imagination.
Marlon James is a Jamaican novelist. He has published three novels - The Book of Night Women, John Cro's Devil and A Brief History of Seven Killings.