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Deacon King Kong [sound recording] : a novel / James McBride.

McBride, James, 1957- (author.). Hoffman, Dominic, (narrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD FIC MCBRIDE (Text) 33892100699538 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 08/11/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593166970
  • ISBN: 0593166973
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Deacons > Baptists > Fiction.
Drug dealers > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
FICTION / African American / General.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / African American / Historical.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Sound recordings.

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