Life Among the Savages (Paperback)

By Shirley Jackson

Penguin Books, 9780143128045, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

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Description

In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America's celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children

In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family's life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist's gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.


About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919 1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction."
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