In deze donkere verhalen verandert het dagelijkse woonwerkverkeer in een nachtmerrieachtig spel van verstoppertje, verbert de liefhebbende vrouw moordlustige gedachten en is de betrokken burger misschien wel een beruchte seriemoordenaar. In de beklijvende wereld van Shirley Jackson is niets zoals het lijkt en ben je nergens veilig, niet in de straten van de stad, niet in het landhuis, niet in een
Dark tales
Shirley Jackson
[London]: Penguin Books, 2017
195 p.
9780241308493 (paperback)

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About Shirley Jackson

Shirley Hardie Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American writer, known primarily for her works of horror and mystery. Over the duration of her writing career, which spanned over two decades, she composed six novels, two memoirs, and more than 200 short stories.

Born in San Francisco, California, Jackson attended Syracuse University in New York, where she became involved with the university's literary magazine and met her future husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. After they graduated, the couple moved to New York and began contributing to The New Yorker, Jackson as a fiction writer and Hyman as a contributor to "Talk of the Town".

The couple settled in North Bennington, Vermont, in 1945, after the birth of their first child, when Hyman joined the faculty of Bennington College.

After publishing her debut novel The Road Through the Wall (1948), a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood in California, Jackson gained significa…Read more on Wikipedia