The hypnotist / Laurence Anholt.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Corgi, 2016.
ISBN: 9780552573450 (pbk.) :
Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor of Neurology at a university in the American South. He has skills in hypnotism and mind control, honed over his lifetime, that he mostly keeps hidden. Thirteen-year-old Pip is plucked out of an orphanage by a farmer, hired as a farm-hand, and as carer for the farmer's wife. But Pip is black. The farmer and his wife are white. And this is 1960s America, where race defines you and overshadows everything. As racial tensions reach boiling point, Jack and Pip's lives become inextricably linked.
341 pages ; 20 cm
Thought this was a very clever way to introduce the theme of racism in the deep south.
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