Everything you need to understand or teach Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt.
Mr. Splitfoot is a modern American Gothic novel written by Samantha Hunt. This book is divided into two separate narratives, both focusing on the human struggle to keep faith and morals in a world where cons run rampant and grudges run deep. The main character, Ruth, is an orphan with a sprawling scar across her face. The two narratives swirl around her life as she transitions from a ward of the state to a seance hostess and finally serving as an offbeat spiritual guide for her niece.