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Long Division

Kiese Laymon, Sean Crisden (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/22/2013)
Paperback (6/1/2021)
Hardcover (6/1/2021)
MP3 CD (12/23/2013)
Paperback (6/11/2013)
MP3 CD (12/23/2013)
Compact Disc (12/23/2013)
Compact Disc (12/23/2013)


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.

Tantor Audio, 9781452647029

Publication Date: December 23, 2013

About the Author

Kiese Laymon is a contributing editor at and has written for numerous publications, including "Esquire" and He is also the author of a collection of essays entitled "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America."

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an "AudioFile" Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including "The Last Airbender."