John Woman (audiobook)

Read by Dion Graham
11.0 hrs • 9 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Literary
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/04/18
This title will be available on September 4, 2018
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 09/04/18 9781982544034
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 09/04/18 9781982544058
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 09/04/18 9781982562892
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Summary

A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones 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. 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.

Review Quotes

“Highly recommended for all smart readers.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Fast paced but still full of provocative questions about society, the story grounds the wilder aspects of its plot by providing a fascinating cast of endearing characters. Mosley’s novel is one to savor, and an unpredictable, unabashedly strange good time.”

Publishers Weekly

“Taut, riveting, and artfully edgy…Somehow, it makes sense that when Walter Mosley puts forth a novel of ideas, it arrives with the unexpected force of a left hook and the metallic gleam of a new firearm.”

Kirkus Reviews

“When reviewing a book by Walter Mosley, it’s hard not to simply quote all the great lines.”

Washington Post, praise for the author

“Mosley’s invigorating, staccato prose and understanding of racial, moral, and social subtleties are in full force.”

Seattle Times on Known to Evil

“A writer whose work transcends category and qualifies as serious literature

Time, praise for the author

“Mosley is one of the most humane, insightful, powerful prose stylists working today in any genre. He’s also one of the most radical…Immerse yourself in the work of one of our national treasures.”

Austin Chronicle, praise for the author