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A Haunting on the Hill

(2023)
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From award-winning author Elizabeth Hand comes the first-ever novel authorized to return to the world of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill Housea "scary and beautifully written" (Neil Gaiman) new story of isolation and longing perfect for our present time.
 
**Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Harper's Bazaar**

Open the door . . .
 
Holly Sherwin has been a struggling playwright for years, but now, after receiving a grant to develop her play 
Witching Night, she may finally be close to her big break. All she needs is time and space to bring her vision to life. When she stumbles across Hill House on a weekend getaway upstate, she is immediately taken in by the mansion, nearly hidden outside a remote village. It’s enormous, old, and ever-so eerie—the perfect place to develop and rehearse her play.
 
Despite her own hesitations, Holly’s girlfriend, Nisa, agrees to join Holly in renting the house for a month, and soon a troupe of actors, each with ghosts of their own, arrive. Yet as they settle in, the house’s peculiarities are made known: strange creatures stalk the grounds, disturbing sounds echo throughout the halls, and time itself seems to shift.  All too soon, Holly and her friends find themselves at odds not just with one another, but with the house itself. It seems something has been waiting in Hill House all these years, and it no longer intends to walk alone . . .

"A fitting—and frightening—homage." New York Times Book Review

"It’s thrilling to find this is a true hybrid of these two ingenious women’s work—a novel with all the chills of Jackson that also highlights the contemporary flavor and evocative writing of Hand." Washington Post

"Only the brilliant Elizabeth Hand could so expertly honor Jackson's rage, wit, and vision." —Paul Tremblay

"Eerily beautiful, strangely seductive, and genuinely upsetting." —Alix E. Harrow

 
Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Hill House is back and haunting as ever in this vividly imagined return to Shirley Jackson's iconic setting . . . This book gave me the best kind of nightmares." - Ana Reyes

"The lines of paranoia, art, and reality are terrifyingly blurred . . . only the brilliant Elizabeth Hand could so expertly honor Jackson's rage, wit, and vision with a twenty-first century twist." - Paul Tremblay


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