#1751: Jason Mott’s "Hell of a Book" | The Book Show

February 08, 2022 00:29:55
#1751: Jason Mott’s "Hell of a Book" | The Book Show
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Jason Mott’s “Hell of a Book” won The National Book Award in 2021. It is an astounding work of fiction where a Black author sets out on a publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. The book – always deeply honest, at times electrically funny — goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.

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