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Riverhead Books

Deacon King Kong: A Novel

$17.00

From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird 

In the funny and moving novel Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by a 1969 incident in Brooklyn -  the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of a Baptist Church, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and protagonist 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.

Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel that is involving and emotionally honest. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

  • Author: James McBride
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages