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John Woman

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels delivers “a taut, riveting, and artfully edgy saga” of one man’s self-transformation (Kirkus).

At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate.

After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself—becoming Professor John Woman, a man who will spread his father’s teachings through the classrooms of an unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively readable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories, and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 1-68324-973-9 / 978-1-68324-973-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0-8021-2841-6 / 978-0-8021-2841-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0-8021-2968-4 / 978-0-8021-2968-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: John Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 1-982544-04-X / 978-1-982544-04-1
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: John Woman: Library Edition
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 1-982544-03-1 / 978-1-982544-03-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: John Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 1-982544-05-8 / 978-1-982544-05-8
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: John Woman
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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