Humor Is the Dominant Note: On James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong”

A MAJOR FEATURE of the African-American writer James McBride’s books — beginning with the memoir The Color of Water (1995), a tribute to his white mother — is the large dose of humor injected into subjects that are, on the face of things, deadly serious if not sacred. Here in The Color of Water is […] The post Humor Is the Dominant Note: On James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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McBride's Deacon King Kong to Doubleday

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