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New Orleans:: What Can't Be Lost: 88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City Hardcover – August 24, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935754009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935754008
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,591,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, The Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction as well as an NAACP Image Award. His first novel John Crow's Devil was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was a New York Times Editor's Choice. In his third novel, A Brief History Of Seven Killings, James is exploring multiple genres: the political thriller, the oral biography, and the classic whodunit to confront the untold history of Jamaica in the late 1970's; of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley, and the country's own clandestine battles of the cold war.

James graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1991 with a degree in Language And Literature, and from Wilkes University in 2006 with a Masters in creative writing. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared widely including in Esquire, Granta, and The Caribbean Review of Books.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lilmamma69 on February 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely wonderful. I read the entire book without stopping last night. This book is a beautiful collection and truly captures the spirit of our people. It is February and I will start now, purchasing one for each person on my Christmas list.
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