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 A Brief History of Seven Killings

 A Brief History of Seven Killings

by Marlon James 

A masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
July 2015

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.

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