Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James

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JD's Pick:

In a world inspired by both Afrofuturism and African history and mythology, our protagonist, Tracker, has a supernatural sense of smell, allowing him to track anything and anyone as long as he smells it once. The book follows his life, beginning with his murder of his abusive father, to a fantasy pseudo-Oceans 11 plot where he joins up with a liquid goddess, a giant, and a were-hyena who betrayed him, to find and catch a boy who is being held by a man who can turn people into lightning-zombies. The novel explores the depth of human connection, psyche, and of being constantly a target of terror, in a world that already blurs the lines between nations, countries, the mundane and the magical. Both fans of magical realism, a la Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, and science fiction, a la N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy or any of Octavia Butler’s works, would find something to love in this book.