A Brief History of Seven Killings
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEMarlon James
‘Epic in every sense of the word’ New York Times
‘Showcases the extraordinary capabilities of a writer whose importance can scarcely be questioned’ Independent
Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing.
The reggae superstar survives.
The gunmen are never caught.
Marlon James’ dazzling novel reimagines an event that has become a modern myth. Spanning three decades, 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, this is a stunning new edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the twenty-first century.