The Bird’s Nest

Shirley Jackson

The Bird's Nest
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The Bird’s Nest

Shirley Jackson

The unsettling story of a young woman’s descent into mental illness, from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived at the Castle. Elizabeth Richmond is almost too quiet to be believed, with no friends, no parents, and a job that leaves her strangely unnoticed. But soon she starts to behave in ways she can neither control nor understand, to the increasing horror of her doctor, and the humiliation of her self-centred aunt. As a tormented Elizabeth becomes two people, then three, then four, each wilder and more wicked than the last, a battle of wills threatens to destroy the girl and all who surround her. The Bird’s Nest is a macabre journey into who we are, and how close we sometimes come to the brink of madness.

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