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A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.
In A Brief History of Seven Killings,
Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill
at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel
of dazzling ambition and scope.
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... (read more)
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