The Resource A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James

A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James

Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel
Title
A brief history of seven killings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marlon James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s
Summary
A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers and ghosts against a backdrop of period social and political turmoil
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • Man Booker Prize, 2015.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2015
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351045
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Marlon
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9265.9.J358
LC item number
B75 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marley, Bob
  • Marley, Bob
  • Assassins
  • Oral history
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Reggae musicians
  • Rastafarians
  • Jamaica
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Assassins
  • Attempted assassination
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Oral history
  • Rastafarians
  • Reggae musicians
  • Jamaica
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James
Link
http://books.google.com/books?vid=isbn9781594486005
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Original rockers: December 2, 1976 -- Ambush in the night: December 3, 1976 -- Shadow dancin': February 15, 1979 -- White lines/kids in America: August 14, 1985 -- Sound boy killing: March 22, 1991
Control code
ocn871192481
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Riverhead hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 688 pages
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781594633942
Lccn
2014018475
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871192481
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James
Link
http://books.google.com/books?vid=isbn9781594486005
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Original rockers: December 2, 1976 -- Ambush in the night: December 3, 1976 -- Shadow dancin': February 15, 1979 -- White lines/kids in America: August 14, 1985 -- Sound boy killing: March 22, 1991
Control code
ocn871192481
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Riverhead hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 688 pages
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781594633942
Lccn
2014018475
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871192481

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