Deacon King Kong

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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780735216723

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About the Author

James McBride is an accomplished musician and the author of the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird, the bestselling American classic The Color of Water, the novels Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna, the story collection Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a biography of James Brown. The recipient of a National Humanities Medal, McBride is also a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

Reviews

Praise for DEACON KING KONG:

"A mystery story, a crime novel, an urban farce, a sociological portrait of late-1960s Brooklyn: McBride's novel contains multitudes... He conducts his antic symphony with deep feeling, never losing sight of the suffering and inequity within the merriment." --The New York Times, Top 10 Books of 2020

Shouldn't we just get it over with and declare McBride this decade's Great American Novelist?...McBride has a way of inflating reality to comical sizes, the better for us to see every tiny mechanism that holds unjust systems in place. --Los Angeles Times

"A raucous, poignant, humanity-embracing novel." --O, The Oprah Magazine, Top 20 Books of 2020

"A story of comedy and compassion." --TIME, Top 10 Books of 2020

"A boisterous, imaginative, tender foray into late- 1960's Brooklyn." --Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Books of 2020