A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'.
Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story 'The Lottery', which was published in 1949. Her novels - which include The Sundial, The Bird's Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House - are characterised by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction. Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965.
Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of
mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a
gift to a new generation * San Francisco Chronicle *
For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection * Publishers Weekly *
One of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses -- Paul Theroux * The New York Times Book Review *
The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable -- A. M. Homes
A dark, disturbing, wonderful treat ... A collection to press on people and demand they read -- Alison Flood * The Bookseller *