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Long Division

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Long Division contains two interwoven stories. In the first, it's 2013: After an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, fourteen-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 cell phone 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Smart, exciting and energetic." - Victor LaValle


Used availability for Kiese Laymon's Long Division

Hardback Editions

June 2021 : Hardback

Title: Long Division: A Novel
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-982177-36-5 / 978-1-982177-36-2
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Long Division: A Novel
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-982174-82-X / 978-1-982174-82-8
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-932841-72-5 / 978-1-932841-72-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Agate Bolden
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-4526-1702-3 / 978-1-4526-1702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-4526-4702-X / 978-1-4526-4702-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
ISBN: 1-4526-6702-0 / 978-1-4526-6702-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Long Division
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Long Division: A Novel
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Long Division: A Novel
Author(s): Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon UK