Portable Promised Land by TourÃ?

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This inspired collection of stories is cause for celebration. With stunning language and dazzling characters, Toure introduces Soul City -- a wholly imagined utopia where magic happens and black is beautiful. In a broad range of characterization and styles, "The Portable Promised Land" is filled with lighthearted humor and heavyhearted issues. Toure challenges form and what's considered politically correct in stories like "The Sad, Sweet Story of Sugar Lips Shinehot" and "Afrolexicolgy: Today's Bi-Annual List of the Top 50 Words in African America.""The Portable Promised Land" marks the entrance of a new and wildly compelling voice to fiction.

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Toure is the author of the story collection "The Portable Promised Land," He's also CNN's pop culture correspondent and a contributing editor at "Rolling Stone," His writing has appeared in "The New Yorker, The New York Times, Tennis Magazine, The Best American Essays, The Best American Sportswriting, The Best American Erotica, "and "DaCapo Best American Music Writing,
Published June 27, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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