The Long Wait for Tomorrow (Paperback)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375846953, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
“Looking for humor? Poignancy? Mind-bending time theories? You’ve come to the right book.” —Booklist
This sexy and smart YA novel has all the small-town football worship of Friday Night Lights with an unexpected sci-fi twist.
Kelly McDermott is the golden boy, the high school football star dating the hottest cheerleader. To his best friend, Patrick, it seems the world can’t wait to give Kelly everything he desires. Until the night things go too far.
The next morning, Kelly is different. The “new” Kelly McDermott is caring, knows how to play pool, and can’t remember how to run football plays. Should Patrick believe him when Kelly says he’s actually forty years old and asleep in a mental institution? And will they have enough time to figure out what catastrophe Kelly’s older self has come back to prevent?
Joaquin Dorfman is back with another contemporary YA novel that pushes the envelope of literary fiction, examining identity, high school roles, and even the high-blown concept of destiny through a cool science fiction lens.
About the Author
He is the author of "Playing It Cool," a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and, with his father, Ariel, "Burning City."
Visit Joaquin at www.joaquindorfman.com.