Events - Event View
This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event.
If registration is required or recommended, click the 'RSVP Now' button to start the process.
If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.
BOOK CLUB: Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Zoom addressed to be announced
James McBride has written a propulsive and comic neighborhood epic set in the 1960s with a cast of characters that are beguiling, boozed-filled, and larger than life. When a young drug lord is shot in broad daylight by a bumbling drunk known to everyone as Sportcoat, the Brooklyn neighborhood they live in is upended. As Sportcoat comically and unknowingly dodges the police, his actions ricochet around him, igniting a web of drug wars, backdoor dealings with mobsters, and church brawls that demonstrate just how vital yet fragile communities can be.