Wed, Sep 28|
Boswell Book Company
Boswell Book Company: Toya Wolfe, author of LAST SUMMER ON STATE STREET
Time & Location
Sep 28, 2022, 6:30 PM
Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
About the event
Boswell Book Company presents an evening with Toya Wolfe, author of Last Summer on State Street.
Felicia 'Fe Fe' Stevens lives with her family in a high-rise that’s next to be torn down by the Chicago Housing Authority. Along with the devout Precious Brown and Stacia Buchanan, daughter of a Gangster Disciple Queen-Pin, Fe Fe forms a tentative trio with whom she carves out a simple life of Double Dutch and innocence. But when Fe Fe welcomes a mysterious new friend into their fold, the dynamics shift, upending the lives of all four girls. As their beloved neighborhood falls down, so do their friendships and the structures of the four girls’ families. Decades later, Fe Fe tries to make sense of the grief and fraught bonds that still haunt her and attempts to reclaim the love that never left.
From the starred Publishers Weekly review: "Wolfe's arresting and atmospheric narrative comes fully realized. This is a gut punch."
Toya Wolfe grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes on Chicago’s South Side. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and her writing has appeared in African Voices, Chicago Journal, Chicago Reader, and more. She is the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston-Bessie Head Fiction Award, the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Short Story Competition, and the Betty Shifflett/John Schultz Short Story Award.
Click here to order your copy of Last Summer on State Street. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.