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“Long Division” by Kiese Laymon at Books and Books

Long Division by Kiese Laymon at Books and BooksThursday, July 11, 8pm - Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Kiese Laymon will read from his new novel Long Division at this Books & Books book signing. Laymon represents a powerful new voice in American fiction, specifically within the rich tradition of Southern literature. A Wall Street Journal rave review calls Long Division, “funny, astute and searching” while Mr. Laymon is “intimately attuned to the confusion of young black Americans.” Kirkus Reviews, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and Booklist have all offered praise for Long Division, which is one of the most important debut novels of 2013. Long Division is a stunning meta-tale of rebirth, love, and literary redemption, as well as a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi.