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Book for August 2019
Group 3
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
by Marlon James

was first published in 2019. The novel follows ‘Tracker’, a young man hired to search for a missing child. As he follows the trail through enchanted, dangerous and hallucinatory encounters, we soon learn that Tracker is not the only person engaged in the search. Marlon James draws upon his research of ancient African storytelling to provide a backdrop of history and mythology throughout the book. The book has been praised as a ‘complex and lyrical modern classic.’

About the Author

Marlon James

(born 24 November 1970) is a Jamaican writer. He has taught literature and creative writing at Malcalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota since 2007. His first novel, John Crow's Devil, tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, is about a slave woman's revolt in a Jamaican plantation in the early 19th century. His 2014 novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, explores the history of Jamaican political instability between 1976 and 1991, it won the Man Booker Prize in 2015. James' fourth book, ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’, is a Fantasy novel, the first book in a planned trilogy series.

Other books we've read by the same author:
A Brief History of Seven Killings