The Road Through the Wall

The Road Through the Wall

Book - 2013
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"Pepper Street is a really nice, safe California neighborhood. The houses are tidy and the lawns are neatly mowed. Of course, the country club is close by, and lots of pleasant folks live there. The only problem is they knocked down the wall at the end of the street to make way for a road to a new housing development. Now, that's not good, it's just not good at all. Satirically exploring what happens when a smug suburban neighborhood is breached by awful, unavoidable truths, The Road Through the Wall is the tale that launched Shirley Jackson's heralded career"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780143107057
Branch Call Number: FIC JAC
Characteristics: x, 194 pages ; 20 cm


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Jan 28, 2018

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Jul 26, 2016

It's too bad that everyone knows Shirley Jackson for her iconic story "The Lottery," which is the most controversial story ever published by the New Yorker. Not that it isn't a great story, but she also wrote a number of unsettling and understated novels that deserve to be read more. Penguin has been reissuing her novels, including "The Haunting of Hill House," which was made into a film, and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle." This is her debut novel and isn't quite as good as those, but is worth reading as she was one of the first American writers to find violence and darkness in the seemingly bland, uneventful small towns of America.


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