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THE HYPNOTIST BY LAURENCE ANHOLT

The first thing to say about this book is that it is a very good read.  The second is that The Hypnotist tackles some very heavy themes. It is set in the American Deep South during the 60s. This was a time of change and upheaval as black Americans were starting to find their voice in a place where race defined you. The Klu Klux Klan was still dominant in the southern states and racial tension was close to the surface of daily life.

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