A spectacular, genre-redefining literary fantasy novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Marlon James is the author of the New York Times Bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's Devil. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award. Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.
Vast and vastly ambitious... The author's imaginative and
stylistic range are impressive * Sunday Times on 'A Brief History
of Seven Killings' *
Epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex... Violent, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting - a testament to James' vaulting ambition and prodigious talent * Michiko Kakutani, New York Times on 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' *
The most original novel I've read in years -- Irvine Welsh on 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'
Marlon James's writing can be at once punchy and lyrical; can alternate strange, dreamy poetry with visceral action; and can bring persuasive life to a kaleidoscopic range of characters...Extraordinary... A writer whose importance can scarcely be questioned * Independent *
He not only brings a fresh multicultural perspective to a grand fantasy subgenre, but also broadens the genre's psychological and metaphysical possibilities. If this first volume is any indication, James' trilogy could become one of the most talked-about and influential adventure epics since George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire was transformed into Game of Thrones. * Kirkus *