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John Crow’s Devil

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.

Author: Marlon James

ISBN:9781780748498

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Author

Marlon James

ISBN

'9781780748498'