Ct to fill a shelf with his tales I really recommend this book by James Mc Brideits set in 1969 in an housing project in South Brooklynone day very unexpectedly Deaconalso nown as old Sportcoata seventy one year old local man shoot a nineteen year old drug dealerDeems Clemens Every character in the book is KIND OF RELATED BY THE FACT THEY ALL LIVED of related by the fact they all lived its a rich tapestry

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livesfrom all agesits at times and very moving alsoI really like the fact that Deacon s late wife Hettie is present during the all bookThe past like the start of the church and Elefante s dad story are as important as the present story line This is definitely a book to read in times of pestilence and despair It is light funny and very life affirming The characters are lovingly written and love is in. Umultuous 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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Ics to life through an amazing cast of utterly believable characters misfits salts of the earth young and old straight men and villains all choosing different PATHS TO MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH to make their way through loved this book it made me laugh it made me cry and it makes me want to time and it makes me want to time back to Brooklyn in the 60s so I can join in A marvellous book thank you Mr McBride I heard the author on an Irish radio show where he read an extract of the book and it caught me as one I d love to read When I ordered it I though maybe Jamed McBride earlier novel The Colour of Water would be worth reading first and for me it worked as it introduced the background the culture and the way words and dialogue Can Be Captured In A Way That Brings The Reader be captured in a way that brings the reader the room the chair or the plaza Wonderful writer and I expe. 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 ,

I really really enjoyed reading this book Its humour unpredictability and sheer uirkiness had me hooked The characters are so wonderfully portrayed uirkiness had me hooked The characters are so wonderfully portrayed the dialogue is hilarious and brilliant Maybe not for everyone it took a little while to attune my ear to the rhythm of the writing but then I simply loved it Poignant Funny Brilliant My personal Best Read for 2020 I have no idea of what life in a 1960 s housing project in Brooklyn was like but after reading Deacon King Kong I am persuaded that it was probably just as James McBride portrays it so compelling are his characters tales events and locations The book covers some important issues including race migration and organised crime it is never preachy it always leaves the reader to make up their own mind and brings these top. OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICKA NEW YORK TIMES#160;BESTSELLER 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 nown as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of The Cause Houses Housing Project Cause Houses housing project south Brooklyn pulls a38 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 conseuences that spring from. Deacon King Kong: A Novel