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Dark Star 2 Brief History Of Seven Killings

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Una novela extraordinaria sobre los años finales de la década de los setenta, la época más violenta en la historia de Jamaica. 3 de diciembre de 1976, a dos días del concierto Smile Jamaica -con la actuación estelar del hijo pródigo, Bob Marley?. A la cita, en plena Guerra Fría, no faltan ni los más seductores camaradas de la Cuba castrista ni los inquietos e inquietantes servicios de inteligencia estadounidenses. Aquella tarde, siete pistoleros, aprovechando un ensayo de la banda, asaltan la casa del cantante hiriendo al propio artista, a su mujer y a su mánager. Esta electrizante tragedia coral recrea la vida y tribulaciones de aquellos asaltantes, nos transporta al corazón de las peligrosas calles de la capital jamaicana, en compañía de los pistoleros, traficantes, amantes, agentes de la CIA? e incluso algún que otro fantasma?, que componen buena parte del paisaje humano de Kingston.

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Winner of the Man Booker PrizeOne of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the DecadeOne of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesA “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red WolfIn A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope.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 singer’s 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 assassins’ fates. A Brief History of Seven Killings is James’s fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s 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.

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Autor MARLON JAMES
Editorial RIVERHEAD BOOKS
Idioma Inglés
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