Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson audiobook

Life Among the Savages

By Shirley Jackson
Read by Lesa Lockford

Dreamscape 9780143128045
6.52 Hours Unabridged
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In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist’s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.

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Summary

In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist’s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, ‘free-range’ parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to ‘have it all’ but to ‘be it all’—to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday—Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane.” New York Times
“Although [Jackson’s] memoirs are as merciless as her ghost stories, you may not notice because you’re laughing so hard.” Amazon.com

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Author Bio: Shirley Jackson

Author Bio: Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English