John Crow’s Devil

Author: Marlon James

$15.26

SKU: 9781936070107 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Akashic Books
Product ID: 249686

Description

The incredible debut novel from 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James

“A powerful first novel . . . Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the larger anguish of a postcolonial society struggling for its own identity.”
New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

“Elements coalesce in a Jamaican stew spicier than jerk chicken. First novelist James moves effortlessly between lyrical patois and trenchant observations . . . It’s 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended.”
Library Journal (*starred* review)

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. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, was released in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Currently a professor of literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he divides his time between Jamaica, New York City, and the Twin Cities.

ISBN: 9781936070107
Publisher: Akashic Books
Pub Date: 08/2010
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d

Additional information

Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 8.90 × 5.90 × 0.80 in