The latest novel to win the Booker Prize is the incredible A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Jamaican author Marlon James. It tells the tale of the rampant gang culture that took place in Kingston during the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Bob Marley’s assassination attempt. While the characters are fiction, the historical period is not. The political parties, the ghetto dons, the CIA operatives, the rule of Michael Manley, and the Rastafari ideology – all are accurate historical references. The story is told in multiple voices: gang members who “chat bad,” a philosophical ghost, one woman who reinvents herself with a new name and a new city every time she appears.