Hiding from the hostility of villagers and the outside world, Merricat and Constance create a world of their own, which is both spooky and enchanting at the same time.
It is a bizarre little mystery story about two sisters, who live with their uncle in an old, secluded house. Everyone else in their family is dead and only little by little, unspoken secrets come to the surface.
The book was written in 1962 and it is the author’s last. I had never heard of Shirley Jackson before but I really hope the rest of her oeuvre is equally refined. Because this book is magic.