Author(s): Susan Scarf Merrell
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100101320
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629236766
Narrator/s: Lesa Lockford
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Two imposing literary figures are at the center of this captivating novel: Shirley Jackson, best known for her short story 'The Lottery,' 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 are quickly cast under the magnetic spell of their brilliant hosts. While Fred becomes preoccupied with his teaching schedule, Rose forms an unlikely, turbulent friendship with the troubled and unpredictable Shirley. Fascinated by the Hyman's volatile marriage and inexplicable drawn to the darkly enigmatic author, Rose nevertheless senses something amiss - something to do with nightly unanswered phone calls and inscrutable accounts of a long-missing female student.


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Product Number:DD13076
Product Number:Z100101320

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Author(s): Susan Scarf Merrell
Narrator(s): Lesa Lockford
Product Number DD13076
Released: Jun 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629236742
Author(s): Susan Scarf Merrell
Product Number EB00381496
Released: Jun 12, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: #9781101636534

Professional reviews

"The title character of this provocative audiobook is Shirley Jackson, the mid-twentieth-century author of ÒThe LotteryÓ and ÒThe Haunting of Hill House.Ó The story is told by Rose, a young wife who, with her professor husband, moves in with Shirley and her husband, the literary critic and Bennington College professor Stanley Heyman. Rose becomes obsessed with Shirley, a complex woman who believes in witchcraft, writes brilliant horror tales, and has her own reasons for wanting Rose nearby. Narrator Lesa Lockford makes a wonderful PAS DE DEUX of the mature cello voice of Shirley and the warm, young, much lighter voice of Rose. She is less reliable when attempting accents. But she artfully creates the psychological drama the story needs to draw the listener into MerrellÕs speculative tale. B.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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