A Brief History of Seven Killings : An Evening with Marlon James
Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography told by a number of unforgettable characters crossing decades and continents.
One of Literature’s most electrifying new voices, the praise for Marlon’s masterful storytelling and bold imagination ensure this is a conversation not to be missed.
‘Violence crowds the pages, and so does James’ dazzling dexterity with language. You could describe it as a Quentin Tarantino film wrestled down on paper or a Faulkner novel updated for the 21st Century, but as an achievement it stands alone… an uncompromising and exhilarating winner.’ The Guardian