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Title: A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS
By: Marlon James
Format: Hardback

List price: £18.99


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ISBN 10: 1780745877
ISBN 13: 9781780745879
Publisher: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS
Pub. date: 16 October, 2014
Pages: 704
Description: Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley
Synopsis: *WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015* SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AND SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: WIRED GQ BBC CULTURE NEW YORK TIMES, Michiko Kakutani WASHINGTON POST ELECTRIC LITERATURE TIME PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AMAZON HUFFINGTON POST CHICAGO TRIBUNE NEWSWEEK WALL STREET JOURNAL HOUSTON CHRONICLE LIBRARY JOURNAL BOOKPAGE POPSUGAR BUZZFEED SALON, Laura Miller KANSAS CITY STAR L MAGAZINE SEATTLE TIMES BOSTON GLOBE 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.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Prizes: Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015.
Returns: Returnable
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