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Hell of a Book

Jason Mott

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An astounding work of fiction - resoundingly powerful, endlessly quotable and funny as hell - with its sights set on getting to the heart of racism in America. In short, this is one HELL OF A BOOK.

'More than lives up to its title' Charles Yu

Meet . . . wait, we don't actually know his name.

What we do know about him is he's an author. He moves from airport to bookshop to chain hotel, on tour for his new bestseller HELL OF A BOOK. And, as people keep telling him, it's a hell of a book.

Some of these people may or may not be real - because the other thing to know about him is he has, let's say, an overactive imagination...

For example, only he can see The Kid: a young black boy, who may or may not be the young black boy on the news recently. The one who was shot by the police. The one who everyone is on the streets protesting about.

Or he might be any of the others. He may be all of them, or none of them.
That may or may not be important.

He may even be our author telling us this story.
And all of this may or may not be happening.
Every. Single. Day.


'An extraordinary emotional roller coaster of a read - I tore through this profoundly moving novel in a day but have been thinking about it ever since.'
Abi Dare, author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

'Playful, searching, raw and necessary, this writing, this voice, this novel twisted me up and turned me inside out, dazzled me, surprised me and moved me.'
Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown

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Praise for Hell of a Book

  • Mott turns phrases with poetic grace - Entertainment Weekly

  • Exceptional ... Mott brings drama, pathos, joy horror, and redemption to a riveting tale - Publishers Weekly

  • A crackling page turner - People

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Jason Mott

Jason Mott has published three previous novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a TV series that ran for two seasons. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals.

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