WOMEN AND GHOSTS. Alison Lurie.

WOMEN AND GHOSTS. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, [1994]. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. Second printing. A collection of ghost stories by a Pulitzer Prize winning author. "The majority of the tales are comic fantasies built on the incongruity of the supernatural erupting into the ordinary world … However, several selections are decidedly dark: in 'Ilse's House,' a spiritual manifestation that seems initially comic eerily prefigures the fate of its heroine; 'The Pool People' is a perfectly orchestrated riff on the classic theme of the child who sees what adults do not, and 'Another Halloween' is a genuinely creepy tale of a trick-or-treater who has haunted its protagonist since childhood. Every selection reveals Lurie's skills as a miniaturist of middle-class life who can see the potential for the unusual in the common rituals of daily existence." - Stefan Dziemianowicz, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #19 (1996), p. 27. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164457).

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"September 1994 / First Edition in the United States of America / 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.