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Deacon King Kong : a novel, James McBride

Label
Deacon King Kong : a novel
Title
Deacon King Kong
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning 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 neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat 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. 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. 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MLSOD
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1957-
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McBride, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3613.C28
LC item number
D43 2020b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Dominic Hoffman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoffman, Dominic
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  • Deacons
  • Drug dealers
  • Murder
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION / African American / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Deacon King Kong : a novel, James McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1138131375
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 6 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593166970
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780593166970
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60dh8k
  • 40dh8k
System control number
(OCoLC)1138131375
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Deacon King Kong : a novel, James McBride
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1138131375
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 6 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593166970
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780593166970
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60dh8k
  • 40dh8k
System control number
(OCoLC)1138131375
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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