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Long division : a novel

Auteur: Kiese Laymon
Uitgever: Chicago : Bolden, an Agate imprint, [2013] ©2013
Editie/materiaalsoort:   Gedrukt boek : Fictie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/vorm: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Materiaalsoort: Fictie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / bijdragers: Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 9781932841725 1932841725
OCLC-nummer: 838196028
Onderscheidingen: Winner of Saroyan Writing Prize (Fiction) 2014
Beschrijving: 270 pages ; 23 cm
Verantwoordelijkheid: Kiese Laymon.

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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.

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PRAISE FOR KIESE LAYMON AND HIS DEBUT NOVEL, LONG DIVISION: "Funny, astute and searching... The author's satirical instincts are excellent. He is also intimately attuned to the confusion of young Meer lezen...

 
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