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From the queen of domestic horror, this is a masterpiece of domestic comedy.

Shirley Jackson's 1953 classic about life with her husband and four children in rural Vermont is one of America's most celebrated memoirs of family life. Facing badly behaved imaginary friends, intractable bank managers, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, Jackson might want to throw her hands up in despair but somehow manages to turn ordinary family experiences into brilliant adventures. Frequently hilarious, always warm and never sentimental, this is a book for anyone who has ever been in a family.

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  • Paperback

    9780241387801

    August 6, 2019

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Life Among the Savages
    Shirley Jackson

    EBook

    9780241387818

    August 1, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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