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John Woman

Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Center Point Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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"A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi, into John Woman, an unconventional history professor while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows"--
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mosley
ISBN: 9781683249733 1683249739
OCLC Number: 1048659223
Notes: Regular print version previously published by: Grove Atlantic Inc.
Description: 512 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Walter Mosley.

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"A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi, into John Woman, an unconventional history professor while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows"--

At twelve years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that 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--as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman's teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. -- adapted from back cover.

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