New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 704 pp., signed by Marlon James. Fine / fine. Item #19052302
"A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Jamaican author Marlon James (b. 1970) tells of the events surrounding the attempted assassination of Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley and the political and social atmospheres of Jamaica and New York City in the decades that followed.
The novel is told in several different voices and features a diverse cast of characters caught in a changing world of politics, gang violence, and civil unrest; the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
___DESCRIPTION: Full black paper, silver lettering and rules on the spine, title page with grey vertical bands; octavo size (9.5" by 6.5"), pagination: [i-xi] xii-xiv [xv-xvi]  2-688, signed by Marlon James on the title page. In a yellow paper dust jacket with black and red lettering and illustration of a bird in green, black, and red on the front panel and spine, reviews of the book and ISBN number and bar code on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, author bio with colour photo on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $28.95 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The dust jacket is fine also, unclipped, clean, without wear but for the barest hint at the tail of the spine.
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