A Brief History of Seven Killings Characters

Marlon James
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Josey Wales

Josey Wales is the major villain in the novel. In one of his sections of narration, Papa-Lo says that Josey wasn’t always villainous but was shot multiple times during the destruction of Balaclava. When he recovered from his wounds, Josey was a different man, Papa-Lo said. Even though Papa-Lo is still the official don of Copenhagen City, Josey has already been working to take over Papa-Lo’s spot. He’s been working with agents from the CIA who have armed his men with high-powered guns and rifles and taught them how to shoot them. One of his first big projects was the arson of a tenement on Orange Street. Josey even shot and killed the firemen who came to try to extinguish the fire.

Wales’ next challenge given to him by politician Peter Nasser and Doctor Love (?) is the murder of the Singer. Wales attempt to...

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