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Shirley Jackson's

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

The Authorized Graphic Adaptation

Miles Hyman

Hill and Wang


Trade Paperback

The classic short story--now in full color

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.


Praise for Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

55 Books to Read This Fall, Entertainment Weekly

"Shirley Jackson's dreadful small-town tale comes alive in the hands of her grandson, Miles Hyman." Entertainment Weekly

"A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic . . . Hyman’s illustrations are powerful: rich and evocative graphic realism, softly colored, marrying Rockwell-ian and American Gothic style . . . A haunting story of humanity’s herd mentality, brilliantly rendered." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Miles Hyman’s stunning adaptation of ‘The Lottery’ has all the understated menace of the original, and may be even more disquieting." —Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

"Miles Hyman’s hypnotic retelling of 'The Lottery' provides readers with an unsettling truth: the shocking often feasts on a diet of the mundane. With each panel, the sheer ordinariness gathers in a claustrophobic and terrifying way, and the art accretes a grotesque richness." —Jeff VanderMeer, bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy and winner of the Shirley Jackson Award

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Miles Hyman

Miles Hyman is an artist who specializes in graphic novels and adaptations of classic literature. His work has been shown in galleries around the world and has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and GQ. He is the grandson of Shirley Jackson. He lives in Paris.

Miles Hyman

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