A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 704
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9780698170506
ISBN 13 : 0698170504
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Description:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Total Pages : 704
Release : 2014-10-16
ISBN 10 : 1780745877
ISBN 13 : 9781780745879
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Description:

On 3 December 1976, just weeks before the general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house with machine guns blazing. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert, but the next day he left the country, and didn’t return for two years. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston, with information surfacing at odd times, only to sink into rumour and misinformation. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of 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 bold undertaking traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined – and questions asked – in this compelling novel of monumental scope and ambition.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author : Marlon James
Publisher :
Total Pages : 704
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN 10 : 0606378227
ISBN 13 : 9780606378222
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Description:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: "The New York Times" "Chicago Tribune" "The Washington Post" "The Boston Globe" "Time" "Newsweek" "The Huffington Post" "The Seattle Times" "The Houston Chronicle" "Publishers Weekly" "Library Journal" "Popsugar" "BookPage" "BuzzFeed Books" "Salon" "Kansas City Star" "L Magazine " A thrilling, ambitious . . . intense ("Los Angeles Times") novelthat explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s. In "A Brief History of Seven Killings," Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven unnamed gunmen stormed the singer s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but rumors abounded regarding the assassins fates. "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is James s fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica s history and beyond. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters assassins, drug dealers, journalists, and even ghosts James brings to life the people who walked the streets of 1970s Kingston, who dominated the crack houses of 1980s New York, and who reemerged into a radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Brilliantly inventive, "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is an exhilarating ("The New York Times") epic that s been called a tour de force ("The Wall Street Journal")."

John Crow s Devil

John Crow s Devil
Author : Marlon James
Publisher :
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN 10 : 1780748493
ISBN 13 : 9781780748498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Crow s Devil Book Description:

Marlon James recounts a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957 in language as taute as Cormac McCarthy's and infused with a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison.

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9781780747132
ISBN 13 : 1780747136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Night Women Book Description:

By the Man Booker-winning author Marlon James, this is the powerful story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women – a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt – recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear. But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith’s powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.

Black Leopard Red Wolf

Black Leopard  Red Wolf
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 640
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN 10 : 9780735220195
ISBN 13 : 0735220190
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Leopard Red Wolf Book Description:

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

A Drop of Treason

A Drop of Treason
Author : Jonathan Stevenson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2021-05-21
ISBN 10 : 9780226356716
ISBN 13 : 022635671X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Drop of Treason Book Description:

Philip Agee’s story is the stuff of a John le Carré novel—perilous and thrilling adventures around the globe. He joined the CIA as a young idealist, becoming an operations officer in hopes of seeing the world and safeguarding his country. He was the consummate intelligence insider, thoroughly entrenched in the shadow world. But in 1975, he became the first such person to publicly betray the CIA—a pariah whose like was not seen again until Edward Snowden. For almost forty years in exile, he was a thorn in the side of his country. The first biography of this contentious, legendary man, Jonathan Stevenson’s A Drop of Treason is a thorough portrait of Agee and his place in the history of American foreign policy and the intelligence community during the Cold War and beyond. Unlike mere whistleblowers, Agee exposed American spies by publicly blowing their covers. And he didn’t stop there—his was a lifelong political struggle that firmly allied him with the social movements of the global left and against the American project itself from the early 1970s on. Stevenson examines Agee’s decision to turn, how he sustained it, and how his actions intersected with world events. Having made profound betrayals and questionable decisions, Agee lived a rollicking, existentially fraught life filled with risk. He traveled the world, enlisted Gabriel García Márquez in his cause, married a ballerina, and fought for what he believed was right. Raised a conservative Jesuit in Tampa, he died a socialist expat in Havana. In A Drop of Treason, Stevenson reveals what made Agee tick—and what made him run.

Moon Witch Spider King

Moon Witch  Spider King
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 656
Release : 2022-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9780241981788
ISBN 13 : 0241981786
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Witch Spider King Book Description:

The second novel in Marlon James's revolutionary DARK STAR TRILOGY is here In this mighty follow-up to his Number 1 bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Man Booker-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology, fantasy and history to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch, a deadly regal chancellor, and a mystery with many answers... Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman - the witch Sogolon - who bows to no man, this is an unforgettable exploration of power, personality, and the places where they overlap, set in a world at once ancient and startlingly modern. In the words of Neil Gaiman, James has created 'a fantasy world as well realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's'.

Trauma and Literature in an Age of Globalization

Trauma and Literature in an Age of Globalization
Author : Jennifer Ballengee
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2021-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781000092059
ISBN 13 : 1000092054
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Literature in an Age of Globalization Book Description:

While globalization is often associated with economic and social progress, it has also brought new forms of terrorism, permanent states of emergency, demographic displacement, climate change, and other "natural" disasters. Given these contemporary concerns, one might also view the current time as an age of traumatism. Yet what—or how—does the traumatic event mean in an age of global catastrophe? This volume explores trauma theory in an age of globalization by means of the practice of comparative literature. The essays and interviews in this volume ask how literary studies and the literary anticipate, imagine, or theorize the current global climate, especially in an age when the links between violence, amorphous traumatic events, and economic concerns are felt increasingly in everyday experience. Trauma and Literature in an Age of Globalization turns a literary perspective upon the most urgent issues of globalization—problems of borders, language, inequality, and institutionalized violence—and considers from a variety of perspectives how such events impact our lived experience and its representation in language and literature.

John Crow s Devil

John Crow s Devil
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9781780748504
ISBN 13 : 1780748507
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Crow s Devil Book Description:

The debut novel of the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015 Jamaica, 1957 On a day beginning with a bad omen – black vultures, known locally as John Crows, crash through the local church windows – a handsome and charismatic stranger drags the village preacher from his pulpit and takes over both church and congregation. Promising vengeance and damnation, he wastes no time delivering both, and in doing so starts a power struggle that sets the village of Gibbeah on a path to destruction. With language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy, and a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison, John Crow’s Devil is a terrifying and moving novel about religious mania, redemption, sexual obsession and the eternal struggle between the righteous and the wicked.