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Best known for her short story, “The
Lottery,” Jackson’s novels are undergoing a resurgence with
support from the likes of Charlaine Harris. We Have Always Lived
in the Castle is a personal favorite from this queen of spooky,
domestic macabre. Merricat, Constance, and Julian Blackwood live a
happy but isolated life after the rest of their family consumes laced
sugar… happy, that is, until cousin Charles shows up and throws a
spanner in the works...
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret
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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