Raising Demons
Shirley Jackson

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Narrated By: Kate Handford

Duration: 10 hours and 10 minutes

What to expect

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Shirley Jackson skewered the trials of domestic life in 1950s America with wry wit and uncanny precision.

In this sequel to Life Among the Savages, her four offspring have now grown into fully-fledged demons. As their house starts to burst at the seams, the Jackson clan somehow manage (without really planning it) to move into a larger home, only to take the chaos - absent furniture, vanishing children, misbehaving refrigerators, an avalanche of books - right along with them.

© Shirley Jackson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Memoirs, Autobiography: writers

Listen to a sample

A housewife-mother's frustrations are transformed by a deft twist of the wrist into, not a grim account of disintegration and madness, still less the poisoning of her family, but light-hearted comedy.