A Brief History of Seven Killings (Paperback)
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A Brief History of Seven Killings (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/06/2015
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015

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.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780746357

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“Shocking, intelligent and rewarding”

A great book well deserving of its prestige.

You probably won't recognise the rainbow country in this book - at least I didn't. Reggae feels like a naughty word here. Instead the book follows a varied cast... More

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25th October 2015
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This is truly an incredible piece of writing.It absorbs you and takes you on a journey no white man could experience into an era and a milieu which whilst totally alien is also strangely familiar if ,
like me you are... More

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7th February 2016
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“Prize win justified?”

Grabbed a copy after hearing so much about the author and the book, and it is a good read without doubt. What wraps around the 'Singer', his attempted murder and international success was first class. All... More

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28th October 2016
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