A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson.
"The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.
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Lovely writing and very moving listen
Oh my God, yes. Shirley Jackson's stories are magnificent. She nails the woman's pov of 1950s life. The detail of human emotion in the little things is heart-rending. She was an icon.
Well, we all know about the Lottery. But the other stories are just as gripping and moving.
These are pro narrators; each a bit different but amazingly able to portray all the emotional gamut of Jackson's writing.
Can't list them all. Too many delicate, emotional moments. Reminded me of Tennessee Williams exquisite writings.
The Lottery is a classic; but the other stories are gems.
- Susannah "I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible."
Interesting short stories
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