Ronald Smith’s HOODOO, a Southern Gothic set in rural 1930s Alabama, about a boy from a long line of folk magic conjurers who must unravel a web of family secrets and overcome his inability to cast a simple spell in order to defeat a stranger who wants to use the darker powers of hoodoo for evil, to Lynne Polvino at Clarion, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Adriann Ranta at Wolf Literary Services (World).


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