Long Division

Long Division

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Paperback, Pgw, 2013, ISBN13 9781932841725, ISBN10 1932841725
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A teenager in post-Katrina Mississippi discovers the whereabouts of a missing young girl after finding a strange, authorless book that describes how a young couple time travel from 1964 to 1985 to help a friend.

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A teenager in post-Katrina Mississippi discovers the whereabouts of a missing young girl after finding a strange, authorless book that describes how a young couple time travel from 1964 to 1985 to help a friend.

"Funny, astute and searching The author's satirical instincts are excellent. He is also intimately attuned to the confusion of young black Americans who live under the shadow of a history that they only gropingly understand and must try to fill in for themselves." - Wall Street Journal

"Don't miss Kiese Laymon's Long Division. One Mississippi town with two engaging stories in two very different decades. The sharp humor and deep humanity make this debut novel unforgettable." Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

This dazzling debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a unique comic voice that's scabrous, lacerating, tender, and wise. The book's two interwoven stories span from the "Freedom Summer" early sixties through the mid-Eighties and up to the present day. In the first, 14-year-old Citoyen "City" Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity after an onstage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest. The next day, he's sent to his grandmother's small coastal community, where a young girl named has Baize Shephard recently disappeared.

Before leaving, City is given a strange book called "Long Division." He discovers that one of the book's main characters is also named City Coldson but "Long Division" is set in 1985. This City becomes embroiled in a wild adventure that leads him to an orphaned teenage rapper named Baize Shephard. City's two stories ultimately converge in the mysterious shed behind his grandmother's house, where he finally discovers the key to Baize's disappearance. Long Division is a stunning meta-tale of rebirth, love, and literary redemption.

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Number of Pages: 270
Original Languages: English
Author: Laymon, Kiese
Publisher: Pgw
ISBN-13: 9781932841725
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1932841725
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