A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. A Brief History of Seven Killings

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.

 

‘It’s like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner … sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex.’ 

New York Times

 

‘The most original novel I’ve read in years. A haunting, incendiary work.’ 

Irvine Welsh

 

With comparisons to the works of David Foster Wallace and Quentin Tarantino, James has garnered the highest of contemporary praise.’ 

Wired

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Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. A Brief History of Seven Killings

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.

 

‘It’s like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner … sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex.’ 

New York Times

 

‘The most original novel I’ve read in years. A haunting, incendiary work.’ 

Irvine Welsh

 

With comparisons to the works of David Foster Wallace and Quentin Tarantino, James has garnered the highest of contemporary praise.’ 

Wired

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9781780746357

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