A brief history of seven killings : a novel / Marlon James.
First Riverhead hardcover edition.
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
xiv, 688 pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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.
"From the acclaimed writer of The Book of Night Women comes a masterful novel framed as a fictional oral history that explores the events and characters surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil on Jamaica in the late 1970s"-- Provided by publisher. "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." -- Publisher's description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.