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November 17, 2009

NYC + ATL stylings

Y'all check it -- Derek Nikitas' new book gets love from New York City and Atlanta:

"With THE LONG DIVISION, Derek Nikitas bumps up the style requirements for writing crime fiction another notch. When Jodie Larkin steals $5,000 from a home she cleans for an Atlanta housekeeping service and takes off in a stolen car to reconcile with the son she abandoned 15 years earlier, she sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually unite a group of strangers in grief. That takes some dazzling plot maneuvers, but Nikitas interlocks his fragmented story pieces in a way that makes everything seem inevitable — even the murders." - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"[Nikitas] stirs echoes of Tarantino, Carroll, Shakespeare... a novel concerned with bigger questions of identity, forgiveness, sin and fate." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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