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Marlon James Builds A New World From Old Stories In 'Black Leopard'

James' new novel is an epic fantasy that he's described as an African Game of Thrones, featuring a rag-tag band of adventurers on a possibly doomed quest, with plenty of blood, sex and monsters.
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Marlon James could have chosen to write about anything after his last novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings; that kaleidoscopic account of Jamaica won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. So there were a few gasps when the author revealed that his new book would be what some people dismiss as genre fiction.

is an epic fantasy quest — full of monsters, sex, and violence, set in a mythic version of ancient Africa. "The whole idea that you get to the age where you outgrow fairies and witches and wonder

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