Fort Greene store:
Thursday, September 13, 7:30 PM
Walter Mosley presents John Woman
In conversation with W. Paul Coates
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2018 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
Award-winning, critically adored Brooklyn author Walter Mosley -- author of internationally bestselling mysteries featuring his character Easy Rawlins -- presents a dazzling and convention-defying novel of ideas about the sexual and intellectual coming-of-age of an unusual man who goes by the name Woman. 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, 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 essential reading in an age defined by fake news and alternative facts. Mosley discusses his new work with longtime fan and friend W. Paul Coates, founder and director of Black Classic Press.