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Books and Bagels August 2023: Deacon King Kong

Sunday, August 20, 2023

4:30 PM



Join us on Zoom for a stimulating discussion of this book! Link sent via email. To join Books & Bagels, email Barbara Poehls at

This month's book is Deacon King Kong by James McBride

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into a Brooklyn housing project, 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 this funny, moving novel by an award-winning writer.

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