Shirley Jackson : four novels of the 1940s & 50s : The road through the wall ; Hangsaman ; The bird's nest ; The sundial
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- ISBN: 9781598536706
- ISBN: 1598536702
850 pages ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Library of America, 
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Summary, etc.:||The Road Through the Wall explores the secret longings, petty hatreds and ultimate terrors that lurk behind the manicured lawns and picture-perfect domestic facades of a California suburb. In Hangsaman, precocious Natalie Waite grows increasingly dependent on a friend who may or may not be imaginary. The Bird's Nest pits four unforgettable characters against each other in a battle for control: the shy, migraine-prone young officer worker Elizabeth versus Elizabeth's other multiple personalities. In the Sundial, the eccentric Halloran clan, gathered at the family manse for a funeral, becomes convinced that the world is about to end and that only those who remain within the house will be saved!|
Shirley Jackson (1919-1965), a master of modern horror and psychological suspense, was the acclaimed author of six novels, scores of stories, and two works of nonfiction.
Ruth Franklin is a book critic and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Harper's, and many other publications. Her 2016 book Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life was a New York Times Notable selection and the winner of the National Book Critics Circile Award for Biography. A recipient of a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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