DEACON KING KONG - THE NEW YORK TIMES AND OPRAH''S BOOK CLUB PICK

DEACON KING KONG - THE NEW YORK TIMES AND OPRAH''S BOOK CLUB PICK

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' Deacon King Kong is deeply felt, beautifully written and profoundly humane; McBride's ability to inhabit his characters' foibled, all-too-human interiority helps transform a fine book into a great one' The New York Times Book Review 'A hilarious, pitch-perfect comedy set in the Brooklyn projects of the late 1960s. This alone may qualify it as one of the year's best novels.' The Washington Post From the winner of a National Book Award and author of The Good Lord Bird , soon to be a TV series starring Ethan Hawke The year is 1969. In a housing project in south Brooklyn, a shambling old church deacon called Sportscoat shoots - for no apparent reason - the local drug-dealer who used to be part of the church's baseball team. The repercussions of that moment draw in the whole community, from Sportscoat's best friend - Hot Sausage - to the local Italian mobsters, the police (corrupt and otherwise), and the stalwart ladies of the Five Ends Baptist Church. DEACON KING KONG is a book about a community under threat, about the ways people pull together in an age when the old rules are being rewritten. It is very funny in places, and heartbreaking in others. From a prize-winning storyteller, this New York Times bestseller shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, and that the communities we build are fragile but vital. ______________________ What Goodreads readers are saying: ***** ' Deacon King Kong is one of those novels whose brilliance sneaks up on you. I haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a book in a while.' ***** 'I do believe I just finished one of my all time favorite books. I loved every minute spent with Sportcoat and his community. A good old fashioned yarn shot through with truth, spirit, and humor. I LOVED it!' ***** 'This book was a balm for my soul, a portrait of a black church community circa 1969 with sweet characters (well, most of them), interconnections that stretch back decades, and a plot with more than one mystery at its heart.' ***** '"Deacon" has the texture of folk lore and fable mixed with the unexpected rhythms of jazz and the noisy streets of late 1960s Brooklyn.' ***** 'The ending was one of those where you clutch your heart and want to hug the book (or your Kindle).'



  • EAN

    9780857527585

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    384 Pages

  • Poids

    266 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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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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