A Brief History of Seven Killings : 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 singerâs 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 assassinsâ fates.
A Brief History of Seven Killings is Jamesâs fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaicaâs 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. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
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