Main Library Book Group: Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
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 .38 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.
Betsy DeGrush will lead the discussion.
To receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on September 14.
October 5 book is Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell