Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. By turns puzzling and harrowing, it raises troubling questions about conformity, tradition, and the specter of ritualized violence that haunts even the most bucolic, peaceful village. This graphic adaptation, published in time for Jackson's centennial, allows readers to experience "The Lottery" as never before, or discover it anew. The visual artist--and Jackson's grandson--Miles Hyman has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds, its inhabitants, and the unforgettable ritual they set into motion. His four-color, meticulously detailed panels create a noirish atmosphere that adds a new dimension of dread to the original tale. Perfectly timed to the current resurgence of interest in Jackson and her work, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation masterfully reimagines her iconic story with a striking visual narrative.
About the Author
Miles Hyman studied literature as well as printmaking at Wesleyan University before attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He specializes in graphic novels and adaptations of classic literature. His artwork has been shown in galleries around the world and has appeared in publications such as Le Monde, Liberation, GQ, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is the grandson of Shirley Jackson. He lives in Paris.Shirley Jackson (1916 1965) is a towering figure in twentieth-century gothic fiction. She is the author of many books and short stories, including The Haunting of Hill House, Hangsaman, Life Among the Savages, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Lottery, which is considered to be her masterpiece."