Man crushing on author Marlon James. His novel ☛A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS [pub: Riverhead Books, was the only monogamous, committed relationship I entered into in all of 2016. Seriously. In order to fully experience and appreciate this 688-page brilliance, I couldn’t and didn’t read anything else while I was involved with it. Sure, I skimmed through emails and such, but no other piece of fiction had my undivided eye. I was consumed. Not since, Stephen L. Carter’s EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK (s/o Ben Osborne) have I been this faithful to a tome. #GetLitWithPaula📚🍸
Per Riverhead Books:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters –gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts—over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately remerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s.
Released in hardcover on Oct. 2, 2014 and in paperback on Sept. 8, 2015, this beautiful baby won the Man Booker Prize in 2015.
So many good quotables –one of my faves though:
People who say they don’t have a choice just too coward to choose.