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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
Title variation
Brief history of 7 killings
Title variation remainder
a novel
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 to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer's house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped, and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica's history and beyond--Back cover
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, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351045
Cataloging source
JOY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Marlon
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marley, Bob
  • Marley, Bob
  • Assassins
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Oral history
  • Reggae musicians
  • Rastafarians
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Assassins
  • Attempted assassination
  • Oral history
  • Rastafarians
  • Reggae musicians
  • Jamaica
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Jamaica
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback.
Extent
xii, 688 pages
Isbn
9781594633942
Lccn
2014018475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594633942
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920566563
  • (OCoLC)920566563
  • 333174
  • 509309
  • 509309
Label
A brief history of seven killings : a novel, Marlon James
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback.
Extent
xii, 688 pages
Isbn
9781594633942
Lccn
2014018475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594633942
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920566563
  • (OCoLC)920566563
  • 333174
  • 509309
  • 509309

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