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Multifaceted saga around Marley's attempted assassination.

You might find "A Brief History of Seven Killings" especially enthralling if you appreciate complex narratives that weave together multiple perspectives. Marlon James crafts an intricate tapestry that captures an era in it's gritty reality, blending history with fiction in a way that can transform how you think about storytelling. His vivid characters embody the turmoil and vibrancy of late 20th-century Jamaica, making for a read that's as educational as it is gripping.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings

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ISBN: 9781780746357
Authors: Marlon James
Publisher: Oneworld
Date of Publication: 2015-06-04
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.89
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Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a dazzling display of masterful storytelling exploring this near-mythic event. Spanning three decades and crossing continents, A Brief History of Seven Killings chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists, and even the CIA. Gripping and inventive, ambitious and mesmerising, A Brief History of Seven Killings is one of the most remarkable and extraordinary novels of the twenty-first century.
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Multifaceted saga around Marley's attempted assassination.

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