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Fine second printing in original decorated boards with unclipped dustwrapper. A new copy. Signed and dated by the author to the title page: 'Marlon James 10/15'. Foyles' 'Signed Copy' sticker to front panel. First printings of this book are extremely scarce. The second printing was issued before the Booker nomination so there is no mention of this on the dustwrapper. This edition is almost identical to the very scarce first printing but was printed by T.J. International in a slightly larger format. Unlike the post-Booker special edition, this was issued with a dustjacket identical to the first printing. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 005741
Sinopsis: Jamaica, 1976: Seven men storm Bob Marley s house with machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but leaves Jamaica the following day, not to return for two years. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings is an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, common, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James s dazzling novel is a tour de force. It traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined and questions asked in a masterpiece of imagination.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014: This is a book that I did not expect to enjoy. Having finished it—and feeling, as I do now, that A Brief History of Seven Killings is one of the best books I’ve read all year—I went back and identified the reasons why I did not expect to like it. Reason #1— The story is an oral history told in multiple voices: that’s true, but James’ enormous talent makes the multiple voices work. Reading the novel is an immersive experience—the characters are real, they are engaging, and James uses them to look at all sides of the story. Yes, the multiple points-of-view are difficult at first, but each voice quickly distinguishes itself as unique and important; the payoff is a novel of sweeping scope and emotion. Reason #2—Many of the characters speak in Jamaican patois: like many readers, I’m not a big fan of dialect on the page. Tell me what they say, not necessarily how they say it. But James pulls it off with remarkable ease. I expected the patois to start to grate once I got further into the book. It never did. The language only added to my understanding of the story and its characters. Reason #3—Violence: this is not an easy book, particularly when it comes to violence. It starts early, and there’s a lot of it (certainly more than seven killings). But it’s there for a reason. By showing the violence, the poverty, and the struggle to survive in 70s Jamaica, James illustrates how the ghetto can change a person. Over time, we see how every man and woman is changed. Reason #4 –It’s about Jamaica: I hesitate to admit that I wasn’t initially interested in a book set in Jamaica. Am I just not interested in a world so different from mine? Whatever the underlying reason, I was wrong to think that way. I could take the easy route and say that this novel is about something more than Jamaica, but that seems obvious. All I can say is: these people were real to me. And like all great novels, James’ work drew me in, entertained me, and changed me in ways I could not have anticipated. –Chris Schluep
Título: A Brief History of Seven Killings-SIGNED & ...
Año de publicación: 2015
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción London: Oneworld Publications. 2014 First Published in Great Britain and the Commonwealth., 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. COPY OF FLYER ANNOUNCING SIGNING EVENT AT HARVARD"S KIRKLAND HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA ON 10/17/15 IS INCLUDED. Dust Jacket is covered in mylar. The American Riverhead edition preceded this British edition, though, this edition is much rarer. Mr. James said, "The British publisher wanted nothing to do with the cover on the American edition" and then came up with this gorgeous book cover and DJ. Dust Jacket is FINE, tiny tear on seam. SYNOPSIS: On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 985
Descripción Oneworld Publications, London, United Kingdom., 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is the true UK first edition, first printing (first impression) with no mention of a reprint to the copyright page therefore indicating a true first print in a as new Dust Jacket. Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2015. Signed and dated by Marlon James to the title page [Marlon James 17-6-17]. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 005367
Descripción Oneworld Publications, London, 2014. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper. Signed and dated [11.23.15] by the Author on the title page. Signed at Waterstones Birmingham on 23rd November. Flyer for the event present. 2015 Booker shortlist bookmark also present. 2015 Booker Winner. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 007732
Descripción Oneworld Publications, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. This copy of the 2015 Man Booker Prize is As New in As New condition. Flatsigned to the title page of the book. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000001