James McBride

Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: James McBride presents Deacon King Kong
Reception to follow

National Book Award winner James McBride returns to Greenlight for the launch of his highly anticipated new novel, Deacon King Kong (the Greenlight First Editions Club selection for March). Set in a fictionalized housing project in south Brooklyn in 1969, the novel begins when a beloved, often drunk church deacon uncharacteristically fires a .38 at a young drug dealer. The resulting story, told with McBride’s signature insight, wit, and abiding faith in humanity, is  a deeply moving portrait of an old-fashioned New York neighborhood, rife with both slapstick comedy and emotional depth, a place teeming with characters whose rich, complex lives overlap in surprising ways. McBride presents his book with a reading and talk, and a wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Deacon King Kong (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735216723
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020