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Soul City

By: Touré
Narrated by: Kevin Free
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Touré's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Essays, and The New York Times.

This playful and hip fantasy is the tale of a utopian city, where residents can attend St. Pimp's House of Baptist Rapture, and the candidates for mayor battle to determine who the better DJ is. Into this wonderful place comes Cadillac Jackson, a journalist who falls for the beautiful and magical Mahogany Sunflower - whose family members can fly.

©2004 Touré (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Touré...offers an imaginative allegory on black culture filled with magic realism and biting social commentary." (Booklist)
"Imaginative, buoyant and slyly funny, this satire by magazine writer Touré...is a delight to read and a pleasure to hum along to." (Publishers Weekly)

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Soul City

Struggled at times to deciding whether too finish or start a new book. Although I understood the many areas of symbolism and the underlying themes of black society and history; it still was not the greatest story.
Narration was also difficult at times, as narrator sounded like he was getting bored reading it! The unusually long pauses between chapters and breaths gave it away for me.