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The Lottery and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)

By Shirley Jackson
240 Grams
5 x 1 x 8
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A haunting and powerful collection of stories from one of America's finest writers with a new Introduction by Patrick McGrath.         Eerie unforgettable and by turns terrifying and hilarious Shirley Jackson's collection of stories plunges us into a unique brilliantly etched world where the uncanny lurks in the everyday and where nothing is quite what it seems. In "The Lottery" Jackson's most famous work and one of the greatest--and scariest--stories of the twentieth century a small town gathers for an annual ritual that culminates in a terrible event. In "The Daemon Lover" a woman waits then searches for the man she is to marry that day only to find that he has disappeared as completely as if he had never existed. In "Trial by Combat" a shy woman confronts her kleptomaniac neighbor and in "Pillar of Salt" a tourist in New York is gradually paralyzed by a city grown nightmarish. Throughout these twenty-five tales we move through a variety of emotional landscapes full of loneliness and humor oddity and cruelty banality and terror and searing psychological insight. No reader will come away unaffected.         The only collection to appear during Jackson's lifetime The Lottery and Other Stories reveals the full breadth and power of this truly original writer.

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