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John Crow’s Devil
by Marlon James

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    List Price: $15.95 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 232
    ISBN13: 9789781936074
    Imprint: Akashic Books
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books

    Book Description:
    "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.

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