BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 4Th September 2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings
by : Marlon James
About the Book:
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 Houston Chronicle Library Journal Bookpage Popsugar Buzzfeed Salon, Laura Miller Kansas City Star L Magazine Seattle Times Boston Globe Jamaica, 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.
About the Author :
Marlon James was born in Jamaica. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His first novel, John Crow's Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He teaches at Macalester College, Minnesota, USA
ISBN : 9781780746357 Price : Rs. 650.00