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The Resource Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid, Jason Mott

Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid, Jason Mott

Label
Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid
Title
Hell of a book
Title remainder
or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid
Statement of responsibility
Jason Mott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Jacket flap
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 2021.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10964733
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mott, Jason
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fictitious characters
  • African American authors
  • Authors
  • Book industries and trade
  • Racism
  • Police
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid, Jason Mott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Read with Jenna"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780593330968
Lccn
2020047751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1204267764
  • (OCoLC)1204267764
  • 3490446
Label
Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid, Jason Mott
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Read with Jenna"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780593330968
Lccn
2020047751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1204267764
  • (OCoLC)1204267764
  • 3490446

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