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Deacon King Kong : a novel

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"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 thecourtyard 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 asThe 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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  • 0 of 61 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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114 current holds with 61 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION MCBRIDE (Text)
New Book
31000151239657
Checked out
03/15/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC MCB (Text)
New Book
31002150807625
Checked out
04/22/2021
Bedford Hills Free Library MCBRIDE (Text)
New Book
31003151429179
Checked out
04/22/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION McBRIDE (Text)
New Fiction
31036150930037
Checked out
04/23/2021
Bronxville Public Library FICTION McBRIDE (Text)
Fiction
31004151701633
On holds shelf
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Chappaqua Library FICTION MCBRIDE (Text)
Fiction
31005500423589
Checked out
03/05/2021
Croton Free Library FICTION/MCBRIDE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151554284
Checked out
03/16/2021
Dobbs Ferry Public Library MCBRIDE (Text)
New Book
31007151382916
Checked out
03/13/2021
Eastchester Public Library FICTION MCBRIDE (Text)
Fiction
31008152433625
Checked out
03/19/2021
Eastchester Public Library FICTION McBRIDE (Text)
Fiction
31008152468449
Checked out
04/23/2021
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