Posted on December 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whenever work from a beloved but deceased artist materialize, the first reaction is to celebrate.

The second reaction is to wonder how such a treasure was dug up.

Fittingly, in the case of writer Shirley Jackson’s short story “Adventure on a Bad Night,” there’s still a bit of a mystery.

Laurence Hyman, Jackson’s son, tells NPR that the manuscript showed up on his doorstep, quite literally, with no return address one day years ago.

Hyman has solved some, but not all, of the mystery; to learn more about it and the short story itself, head over to NPR to read a transcript of the conversation or listen below.

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