A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Paperback edition by Marlon James in English (Jun 4, 2015)
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015.
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.
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 and Buzzfeed.