Black Leopard, Red Wolf

byMarlon James

Hardcover | February 5, 2019

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"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

In this epic, internationally bestselling novel from Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, myth, fantasy and history merge in the stunning story of a mercenary's quest to find a missing child. 

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Hired to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group assembled 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 the Leopard. 

As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he fights for survival, 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 the boy from being found? And perhaps most important 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 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, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.
MARLON JAMES was born in Jamaica in 1970. His New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making him the first Jamaican to take home the award. The novel also won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and has been translated into twenty-one languages. James is the autho...
Title:Black Leopard, Red WolfFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:640 pages, 9.5 X 6.4 X 1.4 inShipping dimensions:640 pages, 9.5 X 6.4 X 1.4 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385690320

ISBN - 13:9780385690324

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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