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Deacon King Kong

‘Deacon King Kong’ is an incredibly funny novel, with sharp comedic language and precise timing that never lets up.

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Review of ‘Deacon King Kong’

In Deacon King Kong, the venerable James McBride’s first novel since winning the National Book Award in 2013 for The Good Lord Bird, a grief-stricken church deacon nicknamed Sportcoat shoots Deems, a 19-year-old drug dealer, at a Brooklyn-area housing project called the Cause Houses in 1969.

The shooting shocks the community of the Causes Houses…

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We spoke with National Book Award-winner James McBride about creative freedom, the black church and examining race in fiction.

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