WINNER – NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2021
AN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ‘MUST READ’
A TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK
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Discover this astonishing work of fiction from award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jason Mott.
‘Powerful, timely and provocative’ ABI DARÃ, author of GIRL WITH A LOUDING VOICE
‘Jason Mott truly has written one hell of a book.’ CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, author of QUEENIE
This is a true story.
An author goes on a book tour for his new bestseller which, as people keep telling him, is one hell of a book.
This is a coming-of-age story.
One morning, he meets The Kid: a young Black boy who looks just like the one he keeps seeing on the news. And The Kid wants him to tell his story.
This is a sad story.
It’s the story of a boy who spent most of his life trying to hide. And it may not be that different from the story of our author.
This is a love story.
But to find out why, you’ll have to read this for yourself.