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Marlon James

Biography

Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica. He is the author of THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His first novel, JOHN CROW'S DEVIL, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He teaches at Macalester College.
 

Marlon James

Books by Marlon James

by Marlon James - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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. 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.