On Meghan McCarron’s “Swift, Brutal Retaliation”

Swift, Brutal RetaliationSwift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a ghost story, but done as a realistic family drama. Think Cheever or Franzen rather than Shirley Jackson or Stephen King. The ‘horror’ is the disintraging relationships. The emotional brutality and unrelenting prose probably what placed this story on this year’s World Fantasy Award ballot.

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