The Long Wait for Tomorrow (Paperback)

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“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

Joaquin Dorfman was born in February of 1979, and since then, very little has changed. He is a film-school dropout, and graduated from New York University with a degree in synchronicity. Soon after, he made New York his home for several years. Once the money went away, he retreated to his hometown of Durham, North Carolina, where he currently resides.

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."

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780375846953
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 28th, 2010
Pages: 352