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Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid / Jason Mott.

Mott, Jason, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library.

Current holds

6 current holds with 7 total copies.

Summary:

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. And with what it can mean to be Black in America. Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind? Unforgettably told, with characters who burn into your mind and an electrifying plot ideal for book club discussion, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists it truly becomes its title. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library MOTT (Jason) (Text) 37814003403392 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/22/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593330968
  • ISBN: 059333096X
  • Physical Description: 319 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Read with Jeanna" --front cover.
Summary, etc.:
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. And with what it can mean to be Black in America. Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind? Unforgettably told, with characters who burn into your mind and an electrifying plot ideal for book club discussion, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists it truly becomes its title. -- from book jacket.
Awards Note:
National Book Award Winner, 2021
Subject: Fictitious characters > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Book industries and trade > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
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