‘Conjure Woman’s Cat’ – granny vs. the klan in Florida’s piney woods
Thomas-Jacob Publishing has released Conjure Woman’s Cat, a novella by Malcolm R. Campbell (“The Sun Singer”), set in the 1950s Florida Panhandle world of blues, turpentine camps, root doctors, the KKK and a region of the state so far away from everywhere else that it’s often called “the other Florida” and “the forgotten coast.”
Eulalie, who claims she’s older than dirt, has her work cut out for her when a local Black girl is raped by white boys behind the saw mill. The police don’t care and the KKK thinks it’s business as usual.
Can folk magic deliver real world justice? Can Eulalie escape from the weight of her own troubled past?
Welcome to the author’s childhood world of longleaf pine forests, the mysteries of Tate’s Hell Forest, and the Jim Crow era when the sunshine of the Sunshine State left many dark shadows nobody wanted to talk about.
Many thanks to Jack Stollery for the wonderful cover art work.