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John Woman
Mosley, Walter author.
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[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Physical Description:
512 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"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
General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Grove Atlantic Inc.
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