WorldCat Identities

James, Marlon 1970-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 294 publications in 13 languages and 9,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction  Epic fiction  Short stories  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, win, Creator
Classifications: PR9265.9.J358, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Marlon James
 
Most widely held works by Marlon James
A brief history of seven killings : a novel by Marlon James( Book )

91 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s
The book of night women : [a novel] by Marlon James( Book )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilith was 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 and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings and desires and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman in Jamaica, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link
Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Publisher's description
John Crow's devil by Marlon James( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This debut novel tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957. In the village of Gibbeah, magic coexists with religion, and good and evil are never as they seem in this tale of religious mania, redemption, and sexual obsession
The book of night women by Marlon James( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feared from birth for her vivid green eyes, which her fellow slaves believe to be evidence of her dark powers, young slave Lilith is both revered and avoided throughout her childhood and becomes a key in the success of a long-planned slave revolt
Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Recording )

17 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that follows the boy's trail through ancient cities and into dense forests, and encounter creatures intent on destroying them
John Crow's devil by Marlon James( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This debut novel tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957. In the village of Gibbeah, magic coexists with religion, and good and evil are never as they seem in this tale of religious mania, redemption, and sexual obsession
A brief history of seven killings by Marlon James( Recording )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 3, 1976, gunmen stormed Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing, nearly killing all inside. Marley left the country three days later, 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, this is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from Kingston in the '70s, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s
Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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?"--
Black leopard, red wolf : dark star trilogy 1 by Marlon James( Book )

18 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together to find the boy.Following the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another, into dense forests and across deep rivers, Tracker starts to wonder: Who is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?Drawing from vivid African history and mythology, Marlon James weaves a saga of breathtaking adventure and powerful intrigue - a mesmerising, unique meditation on the nature of truth and power
So many islands : stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So Many Islands brings us stories about love and protest, about childhood innocence and the traumas of history, about leaving home and trying to return. These writers's island homes may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about their compelling, fresh voices." - Provided by publisher
Breve historia de siete asesinos by Marlon James( )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oreo by Fran Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine leeft bij haar Afro-Amerikaanse moeder maar gaat uiteindelijk op zoek naar haar Joodse, blanke vader. Een verhaal over twee uiterst verschillende culturen die ook weer overeenkomsten hebben
Der Kult Roman by Marlon James( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qi sha jian shi = A brief history of seven killings by Marlon James( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark star trilogy. Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Recording )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Black leopard red wolf by Marlon James( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden : Roman by Marlon James( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il diavolo di John Crow by Marlon James( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark star trilogy by Marlon James( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The book of night women : [a novel]
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Alternative Names
Marlon James

Marlon James jamaikanischer Schriftsteller

Marlon James jamajski powieściopisarz

Marlon James novelista jamaicano

Marlon James romancier jamaïcain

Marlon James romanschrijver uit Jamaica

Μάρλον Τζέιμς

Джеймс, Марлон

Марлон Джеймс Ямайський новеліст

Марлон Џејмс јамајкански романописец

Марлон Џејмс јамајски романописец

Մարլոն Ջեյմս

مارلون جيمس (كاتب) روائي جمايكي

مارلون جیمز

மர்லோன் ஜேம்ஸ்

മെർലൻ ജയിംസ്

말런 제임스 자메이카의 소설가

제임스, 말런 1970-

ジェイムズ, マーロン

マーロン・ジェームス

馬龍·詹姆斯

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