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Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Late Night Love Affair, hosted by Candace Opper & Sarah Marshall

This month Candace and Sarah discuss Shirley Jackson’s novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Topics of conversation include Wauseon, Ohio, New England small towns, timelessness in horror narratives, how to pronounce aficionado, Wes Anderson, Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, Grey Gardens, fantasies about having an evil family, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Jurassic Park fan fiction, the necessity of urban legends, living as a shut-in, and how every town should always have a old, crumbling, abandoned house.

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You can’t be spooky in a condo. You can be a murderer in a condo, but you can’t be spooky.



Candace Opper and Sarah Marshall met in the MFA creative writing program at Portland State. They share a love of slasher films, George C. Scott, conspiracy theory, Stephen King, VCRs, air-popped popcorn, Jurassic Park, and discussing over coffee their obsessions with suicide and serial killers, respectively.


All music for Late Night Love Affair courtesy of the very talented Josh Bleeks, who you won’t find on the internet. Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music, and edits audio for Late Night Library.

Posted on: June 18, 2015 · Homepage, Late Night Love Affair, Podcasts ·

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