Shirley

A Novel
 
 
Plume (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 23. Juli 2015
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 276 Seiten
978-0-14-751619-0 (ISBN)
 
"Susan Scarf Merrell brilliantly weaves events from Shirley Jackson's life into a hypnotic story line"* in this darkly thrilling novel starring the author of The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING ELIZABETH MOSS AND MICHAEL STUHLBARG!

Two imposing literary figures are at the heart of this captivating novel: celebrated author Shirley Jackson and her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, a literary critic and professor at Bennington College. When a young graduate student and his pregnant wife-Fred and Rose Nemser-move into Shirley and Stanley's home in the fall of 1964, they quickly fall under the magnetic spell of their brilliant and unconventional hosts.

While Fred becomes preoccupied with his teaching schedule, Rose forms an unlikely, turbulent friendship with the troubled and unpredictable Shirley. Fascinated by the Hymans' volatile marriage and inexplicable drawn to the darkly enigmatic author, Rose nonetheless senses something amiss-something to do with nightly unanswered phone calls and inscrutable accounts of a long-missing female student. Chillingly atmospheric and evocative of Jackson's own classic stories, Shirley is an elegant thriller with one of America's greatest horror writers at its heart.

*The Washington Post
  • Englisch
  • USA
Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Höhe: 201 mm
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  • Breite: 131 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 220 gr
978-0-14-751619-0 (9780147516190)
Susan Scarf Merrell is the author of a previous novel, A Member of the Family, and a nonfiction work, The Accidental Bond: How Sibling Connections Influence Adult Relationships. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing & Literature at Stony Brook Southampton and is fiction editor of TSR: The Southampton Review.

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