A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Publisher : Riverhead Books
ISBN 13 : 1594633940
Total Pages : 706 pages
Book Rating : 4.42/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis A Brief History of Seven Killings by : Marlon James

Download or read book A Brief History of Seven Killings written by Marlon James and published by Riverhead Books. This book was released on 2015-09-08 with total page 706 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers, and ghosts against a backdrop of social and political turmoil.

John Crow's Devil

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Publisher : Akashic Books
ISBN 13 : 1936070103
Total Pages : 242 pages
Book Rating : 4.07/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis John Crow's Devil by : Marlon James

Download or read book John Crow's Devil written by Marlon James and published by Akashic Books. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long-awaited paperback reissue of the acclaimed Jamaican author's debut novel.

The Book of Night Women

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101011319
Total Pages : 436 pages
Book Rating : 4.17/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Book of Night Women written by Marlon James and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-02-19 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 0735220190
Total Pages : 640 pages
Book Rating : 4.95/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Black Leopard, Red Wolf by : Marlon James

Download or read book Black Leopard, Red Wolf written by Marlon James and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-02-05 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times The epic novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

Home

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Publisher : Knopf Canada
ISBN 13 : 0307399745
Total Pages : 113 pages
Book Rating : 4.48/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Home by : Toni Morrison

Download or read book Home written by Toni Morrison and published by Knopf Canada. This book was released on 2012-05-08 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding himself--and his home.

Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN 13 : 9780807898741
Total Pages : 336 pages
Book Rating : 4.40/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire by : Trevor Burnard

Download or read book Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire written by Trevor Burnard and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eighteenth-century Jamaica, Britain's largest and most valuable slave-owning colony, relied on a brutal system of slave management to maintain its tenuous social order. Trevor Burnard provides unparalleled insight into Jamaica's vibrant but harsh African and European cultures with a comprehensive examination of the extraordinary diary of plantation owner Thomas Thistlewood. Thistlewood's diary, kept over the course of forty years, describes in graphic detail how white rule over slaves was predicated on the infliction of terror on the bodies and minds of slaves. Thistlewood treated his slaves cruelly even while he relied on them for his livelihood. Along with careful notes on sugar production, Thistlewood maintained detailed records of a sexual life that fully expressed the society's rampant sexual exploitation of slaves. In Burnard's hands, Thistlewood's diary reveals a great deal not only about the man and his slaves but also about the structure and enforcement of power, changing understandings of human rights and freedom, and connections among social class, race, and gender, as well as sex and sexuality, in the plantation system.

See What I Have Done

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Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN 13 : 080218913X
Total Pages : 301 pages
Book Rating : 4.34/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis See What I Have Done by : Sarah Schmidt

Download or read book See What I Have Done written by Sarah Schmidt and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2017-08-01 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “One of America’s most notorious murder cases inspires this feverish debut” novel that goes inside the mind of Lizzie Borden (The Guardian). On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. In this riveting debut novel, Sarah Schmidt reimagines the day of the infamous murders as an intimate story of a family devoid of love. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell―of a father with an explosive temper, a spiteful stepmother, and two spinster sisters desperate for their independence. As the police search for clues, Lizzie’s memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.

Milkman

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
ISBN 13 : 0571338763
Total Pages : 393 pages
Book Rating : 4.64/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Milkman by : Anna Burns

Download or read book Milkman written by Anna Burns and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 'Utterly compelling' Irish Times 'Original, funny, disarmingly oblique' CLAIRE KILROY 'A triumph.' Guardian In an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . . SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION

Augustown

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Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 1101871628
Total Pages : 256 pages
Book Rating : 4.21/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Augustown written by Kei Miller and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2017-05-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 11 April 1982: a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, "Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?" Set in the backlands of Jamaica, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.

Madeleine Is Sleeping

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 13 : 0374602158
Total Pages : 283 pages
Book Rating : 4.54/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Madeleine Is Sleeping by : Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Download or read book Madeleine Is Sleeping written by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2020-10-27 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A National Book Award Finalist, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's enchanting and inventive first novel is a groundbreaking, contemporary classic When a girl falls into a mysterious, impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings and takes flight; a failed photographer stumbles into the role of pornographer; a beautiful young wife grows to resemble her husband's viol. Madeleine, the dreamer, travels in their midst, trying to make sense of her own metamorphosis. She leaves home, joins a gypsy circus, and falls into an unexpected triangle of desire and love. Embracing the earthy and the ethereal, the comical and the poignant, Madeleine Is Sleeping is part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, and above all, an adventure in the discovery of art, sexuality, community, and the self.