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The Resource Deacon King Kong, James McBride

Deacon King Kong, James McBride

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Deacon King Kong
Title
Deacon King Kong
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. 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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1957-
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McBride, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C28
LC item number
D43 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Drug dealers
  • Deacons
  • Neighborhoods
  • Public housing
  • Deacons
  • Manners and customs
  • Neighborhoods
  • Public housing
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
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Deacon King Kong, James McBride
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735216747
Lccn
2019045147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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e71f9874-2c0f-4c8a-8c4c-33e2808e3d45
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)1123182137
  • (OCoLC)on1123182137
Label
Deacon King Kong, James McBride
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735216747
Lccn
2019045147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e71f9874-2c0f-4c8a-8c4c-33e2808e3d45
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1123182137
  • (OCoLC)on1123182137

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