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A Brief History of Seven Killings

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015

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. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years.

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, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James' place among the great literary talents of his generation.



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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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ISBN: 1-78074-976-7 / 978-1-78074-976-1 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Brief History Of Seven Killings (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-59448-600-X / 978-1-59448-600-5 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings: WINNER of the Man Booker Prize 2015
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-78074-635-0 / 978-1-78074-635-7 (UK edition)
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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July 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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July 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-5100-0145-X / 978-1-5100-0145-9 (UK edition)
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-62231-537-5 / 978-1-62231-537-6 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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