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A brief history of seven killings : a novel

Author: Marlon James
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography : Fiction   Computer File : English : First Riverhead hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Bob Marley; Bob Marley; Bob Marley; Bob Marley; Bob Marley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon James
ISBN: 9781594486005 159448600X 9781594633942 1594633940
OCLC Number: 871192481
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2015
Description: xiv, 688 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Original rockers: December 2, 1976 --
Ambush in the night: December 3, 1976 --
Shadow dancin': February 15, 1979 --
White lines/kids in America: August 14, 1985 --
Sound boy killing: March 22, 1991.
Responsibility: Marlon James.

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On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters -- assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts -- A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s.

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