John Crow s Devil by Marlon James Engl John Crow s Devil Now available in a beautiful new German edition In his dark and mystical debut novel, the brilliant Marlon James explores the human longing for purpose and direction and the ways in which it can be perverted. John Crow s Devil Marlon James Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in His first novel, John Crow s Devil was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize His second novel, The Book Of Night Women, a New York Times Editor s Choice, has been released to widespread critical acclaim. John Crow s Devil John Crow s Devil is the debut novel by author Marlon James The book was first published by Akashic Books in New York The story is set in in the fictional town of Gibbeah, Jamaica, where two men fight to be the town s singular religious leader. John Crow s Devil Spiritual Combat The New York Times Nov , JOHN CROW S DEVIL By Marlon James pp Akashic Books . THE tiny Jamaican backwater of Gibbeah is locked in a mythic battle for its soul. John Crow s Devil by Marlon James, Paperback Barnes Noble His first novel, John Crow s Devil was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize His second novel, The Book Of Night Women, a New York Times Editor s Choice, has been released to widespread critical acclaim. John Crow s Devil Kindle edition by Marlon James John Crow s Devil Kindle edition by Marlon James Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading John Crow s Devil. John Crow s Devil Marlon JamesAkashic Books John Crow s Devil is a novel about religious mania, redemption, sexual obsession, and the eternal struggle inside all of us between the righteous and the wicked Subjects Black Interest , Caribbean Interest , Featured Caribbean Interest Titles , Literary Fiction Review of John Crow s Devil Foreword Aug , John Crow s Devil This is an astounding book in verbal pyrotechnics, but also in the fact that it s a softcover re issue How could such a rich fictional brew have come and gone with so little fanfare John Crow s Devil tells the story of the Rum Preacher and John Crow s Devil Jane Lucas The Preacher and the Apostle, one of the early chapters in Marlon James s novel John Crow s Devil, offers the first glimpse of the Jamaican village of Gibbeah and the man who comes to own it.Aloyisius Garvey, who renames the village Garveyville, dictates that every house be red, like his. John Crow s Devil Summary Study Guide BookRags In Marlon James novel, John Crow s Devil, Pastor Hector Bligh is supposed to be the religious leader of the people in the small village of Gibbeah He is indifferent at best, spending most of his time drinking and ignoring the needs of his congregation.