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The Road Through the Wall - Shirley Jackson, Ruth Franklin
The Road Through the Wall
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143107057 (0143107054)
ASIN: 143107054
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Road Through the Wall
Jackson's first novel, finally put back into print (in high style) by Penguin classics. Reading a well-known author's early work is a strange experience. Of course, she had already written "The Lottery", but in the novel form her style was still developing. In the residents of Pepper Street, Jackson...
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