COME ALONG WITH ME by Shirley Jackson

COME ALONG WITH ME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An essential overview of the world of Shirley Jackson, including the spare and pristine terror of ""The Lottery,"" the warmth and gaiety of Life Among the Savages and new material --stories, three lectures and a novel, Come Along With Me, unfinished at the author's death in 1965. An elderly woman is eddied into a nightmare when she stays in a mouldering mansion outraged by neon (""The Bus""); a village impelled by a seasonal ground swell, ejects summer visitors; a runaway girl returns to find her home and parents grown beyond her belonging; a castled dwelling replete with ominous tapestries and a witch in the tower, gently closes a trap. The brief unfinished novel plunges sturdily into a sinister setting with the excursions of a lady medium. For refreshment and relief, three humorous stories, the lectures and the Savages are included.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1968
Publisher: Viking