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John Crow's Devil (Digital Audiobook)

By Marlon James, Robin Miles (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 7, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2010)

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“Marlon James’ debut novel is the first sign of the literary genius the Booker judges would later recognize in A Brief History of Seven Killings. James summons into being the Jamaican village of Gibbeah, a community scourged by the conflict between two rival preachers. With its rich language and biblical cadence, John Crow’s Devil is a Miltonic epic of unrelenting spiritual darkness, but, with James’ ear for dialogue and knack for earthy humor, it flashes with light on a human level.”
— James Crossley, Phinney Books, Seattle, WA
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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