From the award-winning Walter Mosley comes JOHN WOMAN, a dazzling novel of ideas about the sexual and intellectual coming-of-age of an unusual man who goes by the name Woman.
A convention-defying novel, 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.
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.
Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in "The New York Times Magazine" and "The Nation," among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.