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Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

In this stunning follow-up to his Man Booker-winningA Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James draws on myth, fantasy and history to imagine a wholly new world, in which a legendary Tracker is hired to find a missing child... Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241315583
Barcode 9780241315583
Published 5 February 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By James, Marlon
Series Dark Star Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9780241315583
ISBN-10 0241315581
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publication Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By James, Marlon
Series Dark Star Trilogy
Category Fantasy Fiction
Myth & Legend
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 704g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, FICTION / Fantasy / Historical, FICTION / African American / Historical, FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 959617

Description of this Book

In this stunning follow-up to his Man Booker-winningA Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James draws on myth, fantasy and history to imagine a wholly new world, in which a legendary Tracker is hired to find a missing child... Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,' people say - as well as the eye of a wolf. Engaged to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared three years before, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a rag-tag group that comes together to search for the boy. Full of striking characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard, a witch and the giant-sized Ogo, this unlikely band follow the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers, set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breath-taking adventure that's also an ambitious and involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star Trilogy.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Vast and vastly ambitious... The author's imaginative and stylistic range are impressive * Sunday Times on 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' * Epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex... Violent, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting - a testament to James' vaulting ambition and prodigious talent * Michiko Kakutani, New York Times on 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' * The most original novel I've read in years -- Irvine Welsh on 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' Marlon James's writing can be at once punchy and lyrical; can alternate strange, dreamy poetry with visceral action; and can bring persuasive life to a kaleidoscopic range of characters...Extraordinary... A writer whose importance can scarcely be questioned * Independent *

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Author's Bio

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times Bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's Devil. 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. Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

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