Jack Morrow is living in the American south pursuing his academic studies. Yet an unique talent and his foreignness, are not the only reasons he is isolated in this community. It’s the 1960’s Vietnam War era, change is stirring, but in Dead River, fear and hatred are rife and Jack Morrow’s young, captive neighbours, Pip and Hannah, are in danger. This is a deep, stirring, thoughtful novel, recommended for older readers, demanding a book of weight and worth. We recommend ‘The Hypnotist‘ to readers aged from 13 years.
Selected for the 2018 Carnegie Medal long-list.