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Deacon King Kong, James McBride

Label
Deacon King Kong
Title
Deacon King Kong
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us
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DLC
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1957-
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McBride, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Deacons
  • Neighborhoods
  • Public housing
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Deacon King Kong, James McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1122690620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780735216730
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2019045146
Label
Deacon King Kong, James McBride
Publication
Control code
1122690620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780735216730
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2019045146

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