|Romaji Title||Nagare Yuku Mono|
|Illustrator|| Makiko Futaki|
| Preceded by|
Guardian of Heaven and Earth
| Followed by|
Those Who Walk the Flame Road
|Publisher|| Kaisei-sha (hardcover)|
The Wanderer (流れ行く者, Nagare Yuku Mono) is the eighth novel in the Moribito series written by Nahoko Uehashi. In contrast to the previous books in the series, The Wanderer is a collection of short stories set in the Moribito world.
A collection of prequel stories to the series, The Wanderer contains four stories: Uki Momi (浮き籾), Rafura (ラフラ), The Wanderer (流れ行く者, Nagare Yuku Mono), and Kan no Furumai (寒のふるまい).
Tanda, a sensitive eleven-year-old boy, adores Balsa, who is drifting about with her "stepfather", fleeing from a plot against them. They try to find out about a curse in the village and discover the painful secret of a dead wastrel.