Monthly Archives: June 2021


Author Jason Mott Listens to His Own True Voice, Writes HELL OF A BOOK

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Jason Mott’s HELL OF A BOOK, published by Dutton today. It was also just announced that the book was selected as a Read with Jenna TODAY Show Book Club pick.

In this transformative novel, 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. Continue reading