Deacon King Kong

Written By James McBride
Deacon King Kong
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 03 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0735216746
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 40 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Deacon King Kong written by James McBride which was release on 03 March 2020, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : 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 ...

Paperback Deacon King Kong

Paperback   Deacon King Kong
  • Author : Sandra Cole
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-07
  • Total pages : 313
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : 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 ...

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong
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  • Publisher : Éditions Gallmeister
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06T00:00:00+02:00
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Total pages : 320
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  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : Real conversations about racism need to start now Let's Talk Race confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us. Written by two ...

The Color of Water

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  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career. More than two ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from ...

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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : It's time to diversify your reading list. This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane ...

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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride's literary career. More than two years ...

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0735216746
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Summary : Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawai’ian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn. “Old myths clash with new realities, love is in a ride or die ...