Twenty-eight years and fifty books after Walter Mosley introduced a Los Angeles janitor named Easy Rawlins into the annals of American writing - a twenty-eight year span that has seen Walter Mosley write brilliantly at every genre and type of book he has attempted - he makes this welcome Seattle return for what is yet another distinctly new direction, in his new novel, John Woman (Atlantic Monthly Press).
“Mosley is at his commanding, comfort-zone-blasting best in this heady tale of a fugitive genius. His hero’s lectures are marvels of intellectual pyrotechnics and provocative inquiries; intense sex scenes raise questions about gender roles and intimacy; and John Woman’s increasingly drastic predicament and complex moral quandary precipitate arresting insights into race, freedom, power, and the stories we tell to try to make sense of the ceaseless torrent of human conflict and desire…this collision of crime and academic jousting will incite special interest. —Booklist.
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