A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 0698170504
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. 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. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 9780606378222
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: "The New York Times" "Chicago Tribune" "The Washington Post" "The Boston Globe" "Time" "Newsweek" "The Huffington Post" "The Seattle Times" "The Houston Chronicle" "Publishers Weekly" "Library Journal" "Popsugar" "BookPage" "BuzzFeed Books" "Salon" "Kansas City Star" "L Magazine " A thrilling, ambitious . . . intense ("Los Angeles Times") novelthat explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s. In "A Brief History of Seven Killings," Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope. 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 unnamed 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 rumors abounded regarding the assassins fates. "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is James s fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica s history and beyond. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters assassins, drug dealers, journalists, and even ghosts James brings to life the people who walked the streets of 1970s Kingston, who dominated the crack houses of 1980s New York, and who reemerged into a radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Brilliantly inventive, "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is an exhilarating ("The New York Times") epic that s been called a tour de force ("The Wall Street Journal")."

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 9781780745879
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Excerpt:

On 3 December 1976, just weeks before the general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house with machine guns blazing. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert, but the next day he left the country, and didn’t return for two years. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston, with information surfacing at odd times, only to sink into rumour and misinformation. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James’s bold undertaking traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined – and questions asked – in this compelling novel of monumental scope and ambition.

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1780747136
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Night Women Book Excerpt:

By the Man Booker-winning author Marlon James, this is the powerful story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women – a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt – recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear. But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith’s powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.

The New American West in Literature and the Arts

The New American West in Literature and the Arts
Author: Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN: 1000092836
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New American West in Literature and the Arts Book Excerpt:

The story of the American West is that of a journey. It is the story of a movement, of a geographical and human transition, of the delineation of a route that would soon become a rooted myth. The story of the American West has similarly journeyed across boundaries, in a two-way movement, sometimes feeding the idea of that myth, sometimes challenging it. This collection of essays relates to the notion of the traveling essence of the myth of the American West from different geographical and disciplinary standpoints. The volume originates in Europe, in Spain, where the myth traveled, was received, assimilated, and re-presented. It intends to travel back to the West, in a two-way cross-cultural journey, which will hopefully contribute to the delineation of the New—always self-renewing—American West. It includes the work of authors of both sides of the Atlantic ocean who propose a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary dialogue upon the idea, the geography and the representation of the American West.

Creole Noise

Creole Noise
Author: Belinda Edmondson,Professor of English and African American Studies Belinda Edmondson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 0192856839
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creole Noise Book Excerpt:

This book is a history of Creole, or 'dialect', literature and performance in the English-speaking Caribbean. It revises the common view that literary dialect in the Caribbean was a relatively modern twentieth-century phenomenon, and explores both the lives and the literary texts of a number of early progenitors.

John Crow s Devil

John Crow s Devil
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 9781780748498
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Crow s Devil Book Excerpt:

Marlon James recounts a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957 in language as taute as Cormac McCarthy's and infused with a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison.

Black Leopard Red Wolf

Black Leopard  Red Wolf
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 0735220190
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Leopard Red Wolf Book Excerpt:

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times The epic novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

Cuba Then Cuba Now

Cuba Then  Cuba Now
Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 1984897950
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cuba Then Cuba Now Book Excerpt:

In an enthralling blend of travel literature and history, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro provides an insightful portrait of a mesmerizing place. Building on the in-depth exploration of Cuba's society, culture, and politics that formed part of his recent book, Island People: The Caribbean and the World, Jelly-Schapiro adds new material covering the changes that followed the death of Fidel Castro. The result is a concise and up-to-date overview of Cuba's past and present and its enduring grip on the world’s imagination.

My Name is Joe LaVoie

My Name is Joe LaVoie
Author: W.A. Winter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN: 1645060691
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name is Joe LaVoie Book Excerpt:

Minneapolis, 1953—A wild crime spree stuns the Upper Midwest, leaving a trail of blood and betrayal that terrifies a region and shatters the family at its core. Thirty-eight years later, the tattered remnants of the notorious LaVoie crime family—sisters, brothers, and children too young to remember or understand—gather for an edgy reunion in a Minneapolis suburb. Among the guests is Joe LaVoie, sole survivor of the fraternal gang behind the ’50s bloodshed, a convicted cop-killer crippled by a police bullet during the final shootout. Now, an old man facing his own death, Joe is both desperate and terrified to learn the cause of his family’s demise. Was it the abject poverty they were raised in, their abusive, alcoholic father, some kind of inexorable curse . . . or the unthinkable treachery of one of their own? Only by confronting the family's tortured ghosts—and reckoning with the part he played in its violent past—will he ever learn the truth. Inspired by actual events, My Name Is Joe LaVoie is hard-boiled crime fiction expertly woven into a tragic family saga told by Joe Lavoie himself.

Moon Witch Spider King

Moon Witch  Spider King
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 0241981786
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Witch Spider King Book Excerpt:

THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY DARK STAR TRILOGY IS HERE! Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery with many answers . . . *Perfect for fans of Pratchett, George R. R. Martin and Octavia Butler* 'Even more gripping and inventive than its predecessor . . . like Tolkien on ayahuasca' Observer ***** Part adventure, part chronicle of an indomitable woman - the witch Sogolon - who bows to no man, this is an unforgettable exploration of power, personality, and the places where they overlap, set in a world at once ancient and startlingly modern. In the words of Neil Gaiman, James has created 'a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's'. Chronicling the same events but telling a very different story - who will you believe? Read THE DARK STAR TRILOGY in any order! Book one, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, is available now. ***** 'Moving, vivid, and thought-provoking . . . brilliant' Buzzfeed 'James masterfully flips the first instalment on its head . . . [A] titanic story of empire, adventure and power' Esquire 'Told with James' inimitable linguistic verve . . . Riotous, ultraviolent, dazzlingly inventive' Literary Hub

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Children s Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2017
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1472924975
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2017 Book Excerpt:

Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

Born Bad

Born Bad
Author: Marnie Riches
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 0008203946
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born Bad Book Excerpt:

‘Gritty and gripping’ – Kimberley Chambers, No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Marnie Riches is a leading light in the field of Mancunian noir. Born Bad is impressive.’ The Guardian A powerful, darkly comic novel set in the criminal underworld of Manchester from bestselling author Marnie Riches.

Kintu

Kintu
Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN: 9781945492037
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kintu Book Excerpt:

Uganda's history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.

African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity

African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity
Author: Hoffman-Miller, Patricia H.,James, Marlon,Hermond, Douglas
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN: 1522578366
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity Book Excerpt:

African Americans migrated from southern regions of the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa during the early 20th century, settling in large urban communities in the Midwestern, Northern, and Western regions of the United States. During the early 21st century, African Americans continued their post-industrialized transition from their initial urban locations to suburban and exurban locations, with class, income, and education being the predominant factors in determining locations of choice. However, the result of this 21st century exodus gave rise to an increased sense of isolation, loss of identify, and the gradual erosion of political power unique to urban communities in the late 20th century. African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity is a critical scholarly resource that examines the experiences of African Americans and the development of African American identities. It represents an important opportunity for an examination of the implications of this 21st century exodus, giving voice to all aspects of African American-lived experiences in suburban communities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as higher education, criminal justice, and social media, this book is ideal for professionals, educators, social scientists, political leaders, law enforcement, students, and researchers.

The Angels Share

The Angels  Share
Author: Garfield Ellis
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1617754137
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Angels Share Book Excerpt:

“A fast-paced story of father and son, packed with misadventures and set against the backdrop of contemporary Jamaica” (Kirkus Reviews). Everton Dorril, a rising star at a Jamaican beverage company, immediately fears the worst when his stepmother calls one morning to tell him his father is missing. Everton soon discovers that his father has run off to track down a woman he has been in love with for thirty-five years. An “outside” child born to his father’s mistress, Everton deeply resents his father and hates the idea of jeopardizing the most important moment in his career to go find him—but feels he has no other choice. His father’s stubborn refusal to return home leads Everton to reluctantly give up a week of work—one week only—to join him on his quest. By the fourth day, Everton is fed up with his father’s lies and excuses. But in spite of his better judgment, he makes one last attempt at a confrontation, and it will lead to revelations he never expected. “The magnetic descriptions of the father-and-son conversations and encounters and the Jamaican landscape add to the narrative . . . Like Marcus J. Guillory’s Red, Now, and Laters, this book will appeal to lovers of Caribbean fiction, but all readers of relationship novels are sure to enjoy.” —Library Journal “It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded field of Caribbean lit, but Garfield Ellis grabs mystery, family, love, hate, longing, and loss, boils them down to a Jamaica we don’t always see, and rises to the top.” —Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings “A novel about how children can never really know their parents, about the unique and often strange relationship between fathers and sons, about forgiveness and, most of all, about regret.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Committed

The Committed
Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 1472152522
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Committed Book Excerpt:

'Call The Committed many things. A white hot literary thriller disguised as a searing novel of ideas. An unflinching look at redemption and damnation. An unblinking examination of the dangers of belief, and the need to believe. A sequel that goes toe to toe with the original then surpasses it. A masterwork' Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings The long-awaited new novel from one of America's most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also customers for his merchandise - but the new life he is making has dangers he has not foreseen, from the oppression of the state, to the self-torture of addiction, to the seemingly unresolvable paradox of how he can reunite his two closest friends, men whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition. Both literary thriller and brilliant novel of ideas, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal that will cement Viet Thanh Nguyen's position in the firmament of American letters. 'Here it is, with perfect timing, a novel that anyone who is part of a colonising or colonised nation - and that includes, of course, America - should read . . . Nguyen is a craftsman . . . And then there's the sharp humour . . . Like The Sympathizer, it amounts to much more than the sum of its parts. These two novels constitute a powerful challenge to an enduring narrative of colonialism and neo-colonialism. One waits to see what Nguyen, and the man of two faces, will do next' the Guardian 'If The Sympathizer was ostensibly a spy novel, then The Committed is a gangland thriller . . . Two contemporary classics for your bedside table' The Telegraph, five star review

A Neil Gaiman Reader

A Neil Gaiman Reader
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Headline Review
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 9781472282309
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Neil Gaiman Reader Book Excerpt:

'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James. With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to try next? Spanning his career to date, this collection of ambitious, groundbreaking and endlessly imaginative fiction will be your guide. Curated within this book are nearly fifty of Gaiman's short stories and novellas, interposed with excerpts from his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It is both an entryway to his oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to time and again. Start where it suits you. There aren't any rules. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

The History of England from the Invasion of Julius C sar to the End of the Reign of James II

The History of England from the Invasion of Julius C  sar to the End of the Reign of James II
Author: David Hume
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of England from the Invasion of Julius C sar to the End of the Reign of James II Book Excerpt:

Major Problems in the History of World War II

Major Problems in the History of World War II
Author: Mark A. Stoler,Melanie S. Gustafson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Problems in the History of World War II Book Excerpt:

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. The volume covers World War II from the homefront and the battlefield, examining both the military and social impact of the war.