We Have Always Lived in the CastleBook - 1962
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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A deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the dramatic struggle that ensues when an unexpected visitor interrupts their unusual way of life. Also available as an eBook, as an eAudiobook and on CD.
The quintessential goth-mom with an eye for the uncanniness of immaculate housekeeping. After reading this, pick up her biography, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin where we follow Jackson as she composes stories in her head while pushing a pram home from the grocery store. ... Read More »
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A creepy family in a creepy setting. It's short novel but it has a lasting presence.
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My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.
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