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The Hypnotist – Laurence Anholt


23548144The Hypnotist tells the unusual story of Pip, an orphaned black boy who is ‘fostered’ to a poor white farmer and his eccentric, bed-ridden wife, Lilybelle. As the story is set in the deep South there’s the expected backdrop of bigotry and the Klu Klux Klan. However the double narrative – Pip’s mirrored by Irish immigrant hypnotist and psychologist Jack Morrow – and the story of mute Hannah make for a complex and interesting romance and drama.

An interesting and well-crafted read.

 

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