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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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Used availability for Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-78074-976-7 / 978-1-78074-976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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September 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: A Brief History Of Seven Killings (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 0-606-37822-7 / 978-0-606-37822-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-78074-587-7 / 978-1-78074-587-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-59448-600-X / 978-1-59448-600-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-59463-394-0 / 978-1-59463-394-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-5100-0145-X / 978-1-5100-0145-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wf Howes
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author(s): Marlon James
ISBN: 1-62231-537-5 / 978-1-62231-537-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Author(s): Marlon James
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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