Reclusive Duck Woman. Artist. Writer. GR Refugee.
Shirley Jackson kicked butt. In my mind she was the queen of the modern gothic tale, with Angela Carter running close behind. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a brilliant gothic story. ( It reminds me of The Wasp Factory, although, of course, it was written far earlier.) Beautifully written. Each sentence is a delight in itself. Highly recommended.
"Fate intervened. Some of us, that day, she led inexorably through the gates of death. Some of us, innocent and unsuspecting, took, unwillingly, that one last step to oblivion...'