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Marlon James entführt uns in eine magische, düstere und gewalttätige Version des historischen Afrikas. Tracker, ein Jäger, erzählt uns von seiner Suche nach einem geheimnisvollen und gefährlichen Kind. Seine Gefährten sind ein Riese, eine Hexe und ein Gestaltenwandler in Leopardenform. Unbekannte Mächte versuchen mit allen Mitte... Marlon James entführt uns in eine magische, düstere und gewalttätige Version des historischen Afrikas. Tracker, ein Jäger, erzählt uns von seiner Suche nach einem geheimnisvollen und gefährlichen Kind. Seine Gefährten sind ein Riese, eine Hexe und ein Gestaltenwandler in Leopardenform. Unbekannte Mächte versuchen mit allen Mitteln, die Suche der Gefährten zu vereiteln. Tracker weiß bald nicht mehr, wem er vertrauen kann. Die Grenze zwischen Wahrheit und Lügen, zwischen Traum und Realität wird verwischt. Der afrikanische Sound von Marlon James Sprache und die wilde Erzähllust des Autors erschaffen Fantasy wie ein Malariafiebertraum. n
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Dark Star Trilogy
Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize
Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award
The New York Times Bestseller
Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post
"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman
"Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary 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. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are 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 breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, 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.
Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of the
New York Times-bestseller
Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction in 2019. His novel
A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a
New York Times Notable Book
. James is also 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 divides his time between Minnesota and New York.