First novel in The Dark Star Trilogy which follows the mystery of a lost child and a murder. A spectacular, genre-redefining literary fantasy novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. Drawing from vivid African history and mythology, Marlon James weaves a saga of breathtaking adventure and intrigue - a unique meditation on the nature of truth and power.
Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. James lives in Minneapolis. He is the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015.