We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson; Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143039976, 146pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Description
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.
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About the Author
Shirley Jackson, born in 1919, was the author of numerous books, including "Hangsman," "Life Among the Savages," and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1965, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.


Jonathan Lethem is the author of the novels Gun, with Occasional Music, Amnesia Moon, As She Climbed Across the Table, and Girl in Landscape. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.