Deacon King Kong

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction Winner of the Gotham Book Prize One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment ...

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine A Washington Post Notable Novel From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. 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 .38 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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Deacon King Kong
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: James McBride
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Penguin

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine A Washington Post Notable Novel From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird
Deacon King Kong
Language: fr
Pages: 537
Authors: James McBride
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-06 - Publisher:

C'est officiel : le vieux Sportcoat a pété les plombs comme ça, en plein jour et devant tout le monde. Personne ne sait pourquoi ce diacre râleur, adepte du "King Kong", le tord-boyau local, a tenté de descendre sans sommation le pire dealer du quartier. Mais il faut dire que
Deacon King Kong
Language: fr
Pages: 512
Authors: James McBride
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-06T00:00:00+02:00 - Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister

C’est officiel : le vieux Sportcoat a pété les plombs comme ça, en plein jour et devant tout le monde. Personne ne sait pourquoi ce diacre râleur, adepte du “King Kong”, le tord-boyau local, a tenté de descendre sans sommation le pire dealer du quartier. Mais il faut dire que
Paperback - Deacon King Kong
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Sandra Cole
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-07 - Publisher:

Deacon King Kong is a crime novel centering around life in the projects in the 1960's New York City. What makes this novel such a standout achievement is not so much the action or plot so much as the writing which tells a whole life story in one paragraph If
The Good Lord Bird
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: James McBride
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-20 - Publisher: Penguin

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John

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