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...?aize 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.
This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon
by Mary Monroe
by Bette Lee Crosby
by Kiese Laymon
by Eric Dezenhall
by Keith Cameron Smith
by Gary Hamel, Bill Breen
by Bernd H. Schmitt
by Peter D. Schiff, John Downes
by Peter D. Schiff
"The audiobook version of the novel by Kiese Laymon explores racism, post- Katrina life in Mississippi and the unintended consequences of time travel. Narrator Sean Crisden can not be faulted for his performance as the young hero, a 14-year-old Black youth with the unique name of Citoyen Coldson who discovers a hole in the woods that allows him to travel through time. His guide is a mysterious book called ÒLong DivisionÓ which hints at the secrets of the universe. But the story is not as elegant or concise as THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, and tends to bounce around. Crisden is as convincing in his performance as the youth than as the elderly grandmother, or the many other characters in the novel. His range extends from troubled inner-city youth to college-educated adult without missing a beat. The work is certainly interesting, but has the usual logic problems associated with any book about time travel. M.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
Sign up for our email newsletter