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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{u2019}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{u2019}s alternately funny, lacerating, and wise. The book contains two interwoven stories. In the first, it{u2019}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{u2019}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 2Long Division.3 He learns that one of the book{u2019}s main characters is also named City Coldson{u2019}but {u2018}Long Division{u2019} 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{u2019}s two stories ultimately converge in the mysterious work shed behind his grandmother{u2019}s, where he discovers the key to Baize{u2019}s disappearance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laymon, Kiese
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mississippi
Label
Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
838196028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781932841725
Lccn
2013009054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)838196028
Label
Long division : a novel, Kiese Laymon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
838196028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781932841725
Lccn
2013009054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)838196028

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