Book ‘Hell of a Book’ by Jason Mott

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In Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book, a Black  author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. As these characters’ stories build and build and converge, they astonish. For while this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news...
Publisher: ‎Dutton (June 29, 2021)  Hardcover: ‎336 pages  ISBN-10: ‎059333096X  ISBN-13: ‎978-0593330968  Dimensions: ‎5.74 x 1.19 x 8.54 inches

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