The Resource A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James, (electronic resource)

A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James, (electronic resource)

Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel
Title
A brief history of seven killings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marlon James
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s. 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. Deftly 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. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James' place among the great literary talents of his generation
Summary
A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers and ghosts against a backdrop of period social and political turmoil
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • Man Booker Prize, 2015.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351045
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Marlon
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9265.9.J358
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marley, Bob
  • Assassins
  • Oral history
  • Reggae musicians
  • Rastafarians
  • Jamaica
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=61F354B2-62A3-4D92-92AC-F80331C6B630
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698170506
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00389275
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
61F354B2-62A3-4D92-92AC-F80331C6B630
System control number
(OCoLC)883334672
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=61F354B2-62A3-4D92-92AC-F80331C6B630
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698170506
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00389275
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
61F354B2-62A3-4D92-92AC-F80331C6B630
System control number
(OCoLC)883334672

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