Marlon James shares truths though the fantasy of new novel

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NEW YORK (AP) | Marlon James is in search of a definition.

“Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, `monstrum. What does `monstrum’ mean?” the novelist asks, seated at a Brooklyn coffee house, briefly forgetting the meaning before looking it up in a novel he’s been reading. “Ah! `Monstrum is a divine messenger of catastrophe.’ A monster is a harbinger.”

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