DEACON KING KONG

DEACON KING KONG

À propos

B>b>One of Barack Obama''s "Favorite Books of the Year"br>br>Oprah''s Book Club Pickbr>br>b>b>Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazinebr>br> A Washington Post Notable Novelbr>br> From the author of the National Book Awardwinning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year./b>br> /b>br> /b>/b>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 projects drug dealer at point-blank range.br>br> The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBrides funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Awardwinning 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 neighborhoods Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself.br>br> 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.br>br> 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.b>b>br>br>br>/b>/b>

  • EAN

    9780735216730

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    400 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.3 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Poids

    323 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

James Mcbride

Né à Brooklyn, James McBride est écrivain et journaliste (il a écrit pour différents journaux américains comme The Boston Globe, People, The Washington Post). Son premier ouvrage La Couleur de l'eau a été vendu à 1,3 million d'exemplaires aux États-Unis et a été traduit dans plus de vingt pays. Musicien reconnu, saxophoniste et compositeur professionnel ; il a obtenu plusieurs prix pour ses créations et compositions de comédies musicales. Il vit aujourd'hui en Pennsylvanie.

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