Welcome to Soul City, the fictional American metropolis where magic is as natural as sunshine and where an astonishing array of flamboyant, wise, and joyful characters celebrate life's simple pleasures and draw strength from each other in hard times. With this inspired collection--in which irreverent humor and sharp-eyed social satire combine to produce unforgettable stories--Toure emerges as one of the most talented and inventive young writers at work today.
- A hot new writer who draws--and pleases--crowds, Toure is a powerful performer whose readings are standing-room-only events.
- The story "A Hot Time in the Church of Kentucky Fried Souls" won the Sam Adams Story Contest in Zoetrope: All-Story. Toure's writings have also appeared in Best American Essays 1999 and Best American Sports Writing 2000.