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'It's Easy To Write. But It's Hard To Write Good': James McBride On Creating His New Novel

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Writer and musician James McBride came to prominence 25 years ago with a beautiful memoir, called The Color of Water.  His novel, The Good Lord Bird, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014. 

Last week, McBride published his new novel, set in a Brooklyn housing project in the 1960s.  It is an expansive, insightful masterpiece filled with fascinating characters and trenchant observations.  The book is called Deacon King Kong

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from 'Deacon King Kong' by James McBride:

 

Excerpted from Deacon King Kong by James McBride. Copyright © 2020 by James McBride. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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