Hardback Deacon King Kong / James McBride.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: London : Doubleday,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857527653 (hbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Riverhead Books.
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.
370 pages ; 24 cm