John Crow's Devil by Marlon James audiobook

John Crow's Devil

By Marlon James
Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664400689

  • ISBN: 9781664508514

Runtime: 8.36 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2005 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction Finalist

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Novelist Marlon James had his first book nominated as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and his second book named a New York Times Editor's Choice. In this, his third novel, a failing preacher in 1957 Jamaica is ousted by a fiery newcomer who sends the congregation into a frenzy of spiritual awakening-and violence. "It's 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended."-Library Journal, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“An astounding book...provocative and shocking, full of imaginative vim and stylistic vigor.” ForeWord magazine
“Set in James’ native Jamaica, this dynamic, vernacular debut sings of the fierce battle between two flawed preachers...Those eager for fire-and-brimstone lyricism will find this an exciting read.” Publishers Weekly
“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)
“A mesmerizing treatise on the nature of good and evil, faith and madness, guilt and forgiveness, eloquently captured in a microcosm of society.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Marlon James

Author Bio: Marlon James

Marlon James is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf. His book 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. He is a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English