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James, Marlon 1970-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 348 publications in 15 languages and 10,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Epic fiction  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, win, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9265.9.J358, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marlon James
A brief history of seven killings : a novel by Marlon James( Book )

103 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 3,199 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
Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Book )

49 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,596 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?"--
The book of night women : [a novel] by Marlon James( Book )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,688 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
John Crow's devil by Marlon James( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning debut novel tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957 with language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy and a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison. Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970
Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James( Recording )

22 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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 encounters creatures intent on destroying them
The book of night women by Marlon James( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 663 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
John Crow's devil by Marlon James( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 419 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 )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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
So many islands : stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 136 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oreo by Fran Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 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
Qi sha jian shi by Marlon James( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu de shi qi ci sha lu de gu shi,Shi yi ge shi dai zui e,Bao li,Mi mi de bian nian shi.Ya mai jia,1976 nian 12 yue 3 ri,Da xuan zai ji.Qi ming qiang shou chuang ru yi wei guo min ji lei gui ge shou jia zhong feng kuang sao she ge shou yuan ding yu liang tian hou ju ban yi chang he ping yan chang hui.Ge shou tao guo yi jie,Dan shen shou zhong shang,Qiang shou ze quan bu tao yi.Zhei yi pu shuo mi li de zhen shi shi jian,Jiang tong guo 76 ge xu gou jiao se zhi kou zhong xian.Pin min ku de hai zi,Du fan,Qiang shou,< gun shi> za zhi ji zhe,Ji nv,Hei bang lao da,Zhong qing ju te gong,Shen zhi gui hun,Kai shi su shuo
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
Leopardo negro, lobo rojo by Marlon James( )

1 edition published in 2020 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Rastreador es conocido por sus habilidades como cazador: Tiene un buen olfato , se dice de él. Contratado para encontrar a un misterioso niño que ha desaparecido, el Rastreador rompe su propia regla de no trabajar con nadie y se encuentra de pronto como parte de un grupo que debe colaborar y apoyarse para llevar su objetivo a buen puerto. Se trata de un grupo heterogéneo, formado por personajes inusuales, cada uno con sus propios secretos, incluido un hombre capaz de cambiar de forma a su antojo conocido como el Leopardo.Mientras el Rastreador sigue el olor del chico, el grupo se enfrenta a criaturas que intentan que no lleguen a su objetivo. Y mientras luchan para sobrevivir, el Rastreador empieza a preguntarse quién es realmente ese niño, por qué ha estado perdido durante tanto tiempo y por qué todos intentan evitar que sea encontrado. Y algo más importante: ¿quién está contando la verdad en esta historia y quién está mintiendo?Hundiendo su propia imaginación en la mitología y en la historia africana, Marlon James ha escrito una novela que no se parece a nada: una saga de aventuras capaz de cortar el aliento, tan ambiciosa como imposible de dejar de leer. Huyendo de las etiquetas y repleta de personajes inolvidables, Leopardo negro, lobo rojo es un ejercicio de literatura tan sorprendente como profundo que explora nuestra necesidad de entender cómo funcionan la verdad y el poder
Schwarzer Leopard, roter Wolf : Roman by Marlon James( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark star trilogy by Marlon James( Book )

in English 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

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

Marlon James: A brief history of seven killings ; LaShonda Katrice Barnett : Jam on the vine ; Bridgett M. Davis: Into the Go-Slow by Marlon James( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LaShonda Katrice Barnett is the author a short story collection titled Callaloo and is the editor of I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft. Her debut novel, Jam! On the Vine, tells the story of a courageous woman who founds a black newspaper in the Jim Crow-era Midwest
Brève histoire de sept meurtres Texte imprimé by Marlon James( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kingston, 3 décembre 1976. Deux jours avant un concert en faveur de la paix organisé par le parti au pouvoir, dans un climat d'extrême tension politique, sept hommes armés font irruption au domicile de Bob Marley. Le chanteur est touché à la poitrine et au bras. Pourtant, à la date prévue, il réunit 80 000 personnes lors d'un concert historiqueConstruit comme une vaste fresque épique abritant plusieurs voix et des dizaines de personnages, ce livre monumental, couronné par le Man Booker Prize 2015, nous entraîne en Jamaïque et aux États-Unis, des années 1970 à nos jours. Convoquant hommes politiques, journalistes, agents de la CIA, barons de la drogue et membres de gangs, il s'interroge avec force sur les éternelles questions du pouvoir, de l'argent, de la politique et de la violence du monde.S'affirmant ici comme le fils spirituel de Toni Morrison et James Ellroy, Marlon James signe un livre hors normes, tour à tour sombre, drôle, cru, et toujours passionnant, signe d'une rare ambition littéraire et d'un talent prodigieux. « Un roman à la fois terrifiant, lyrique et magnifique, écrit par l'un des jeunes auteurs les plus talentueux d'aujourd'hui. » Russell Banks
 
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The book of night women : [a novel]
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Alternative Names
Marlon James

Marlon James Jamaican novelist

Marlon James jamaikanischer Schriftsteller

Marlon James jamajski powieściopisarz

Marlon James jamajský spisovatel

Marlon James novelista jamaicano

Marlon James romancier jamaïcain

Marlon James romanschrijver uit Jamaica

Marlon James úrscéalaí Iamácach

Μάρλον Τζέιμς

Джеймс, Марлон

Марлон Джеймс Ямайський новеліст

Марлон Џејмс јамајкански романописец

Марлон Џејмс јамајски романописец

Մարլոն Ջեյմս

مارلون جيمس

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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