Perspectives Book Group - Deacon King Kong

Presenter: Carrie Brown

As part of New Hampshire Humanities' Perspectives Book Groups, we're reading 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. McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting.

Pre-registration is required to receive the book prior to the discussion.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

This program was originally scheduled for May 2nd. 

Event Details


Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:30pm


Fuller Public Library
29 School Street
Hillsborough NH 03244

Hosted By:

Fuller Public Library

Contact Info:

Robin Sweetser, 603-464-3595