The Resource Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon

Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon

Label
Long division : a novel
Title
Long division
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kiese Laymon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kiese Laymon's debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that's alternately funny, lacerating, and wise. The book contains two interwoven stories. In the first, it's 2013: after an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, 14-year-old Citoyen "City" Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity. The next day, he's sent to stay with his grandmother in the small coastal community of Melahatchie, where a young girl named Baize Shephard has recently disappeared. Before leaving, City is given a strange book without an author called "Long Division." He learns that one of the book's main characters is also named City Coldson,but "Long Division" is set in 1985. This 1985 City, along with his friend and love-object, Shalaya Crump, discovers a way to travel into the future, and steals a laptop and cellphone from an orphaned teenage rapper called...Baize Shephard. They ultimately take these with them all the way back to 1964, to help another time-traveler they meet protect his family from the Klan. City's two stories ultimately converge in the mysterious work shed behind his grandmother's, where he discovers the key to Baize's disappearance
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
  • William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction category, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10184178
Cataloging source
DLC
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Laymon, Kiese
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A959
LC item number
L66 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn838196028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781932841725
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)838196028
Label
Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn838196028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781932841725
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)838196028

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