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.
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About the Author
Marlon James graduated from the University of West Indies with a degree in Language and Literature, and from Wilkes University in 2006 with a Masters in creative writing. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared widely including in Esquire, Granta, and The Caribbean Review of Books. He is also the author of The Book of Night Women and John Crow's Devil. His third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, was the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, a recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, and named a best book of the year by various outlets such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, amongst many others.