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Afternoon Book Group - Hell of a Book, by Jason Mott

Afternoon Book Group - Hell of a Book, by Jason Mott In-Person

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for an in-depth discussion of quality best-selling fiction and nonfiction books including biographies.

Registration requested.


This month's book: Hell of  a Book by Jason Mott

About this book: 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 more urgent: 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 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.

Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Non-Bookable Location/Building:
Rodgers Memorial Library
Categories:
  Adult Services Program  

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

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