AUTHOR EVENT: Kiese Laymon - "Long Division" & "How To Slowly Kill Yourself And Others in America"

Event date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6
12572-0482 Rhinebeck

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY. 

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Long Division is a tragicomic exploration of race, adolescence, Southern history, authorship, and technology, told through the experiences of a 14-year-old Mississippi boy. Kiese Laymon’s debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that’s alternately funny, lacerating, and wise.

"Laymon’s debut novel is an ambitious mix of contemporary southern gothic with Murakamiesque magical realism.... the book elegantly showcases Laymon’s command of voice and storytelling skill in a tale that is at once dreamlike and concrete, personal and political." —Booklist

Kiese Laymon was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1998 and earned an MFA from Indiana University in 2003. Laymon is a contributing editor at and has written for numerous publications, including Esquire and He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Vassar College. His collection of essays, How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, will be published by Agate Bolden in August 2013.
Long Division By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932841725
Published: Agate Bolden - June 11th, 2013

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932841770
Published: Agate Bolden - August 13th, 2013