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Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By James, Marlon

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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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ISBN 9780241315583
Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Dark Star Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9780241315583
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Released 5 Feb 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
Dewey Code 813.6
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