Life Among the Savages

Life Among the Savages

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In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, Americaa€™s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children 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 familya€™s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelista€™s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.Every time I got out of his car in front of my own house, weakkneed and with my hands stiffened into a permanent grasp on a steering wheel, ... a€œBetter get that cigarette lighter fixed right away, a€ my husband told me, as we surveyed our new car.

Title:Life Among the Savages
Author:Shirley Jackson
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-05-05


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