The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt
In the dead of night, Pip is plucked from an orphanage and hired as a farm hand. But Pip is black. The farmer and his wife are white. And this is 1960’s America, where race defines you.
Jack Morrow has left his native Ireland dreaming of a new life in the American Deep South. He has certain skills that he mostly keeps hidden. Skills in hypnotism and mind control…
Pip and Jack’s lives become inextricably linked as the heat of racial tension builds to a terrifying storm.”
Part thriller, part love story, this extraordinary debut novel looks at where life can take you when your expectations are great.