The Lotteries Author:Daoma Winston When a young woman named Quinn won that big ticket in the state lottery, she was just too lucky to live. At least that's what one person thought, and very quietly began to plot her death. — Quinn received a series of anonymous congratulatory letters, and with each one she became more and more uneasy-especially when she noticed that the postmarks ... more »showed her mysterious well-wisher was coming closer and closer to the tiny New England town in which she lived.
One night Quinn came home and found her pet kitten slaughtered, with its skin stretched and nailed to the front door. Quinn knew terror then, but she didn't know who, or what, or why.
'The Lotteries' is a story of twisted passions, of family madness, of buried scandal-and of a stalking horror that eventually pulls into it dark orbits the villagers of a peaceful northwoods hamlet. There's Mary, who longs for a world larger than her trailer camp existence, for whom the lottery is a momentary ticket to selfhood...Adelaide, a pampered, dissatisfied matron who uses her winnings as a source of vengeful power . . . Nathaniel, who planned to ransom an entire community with his good fortune...Joe, always poor, but rich for a moment...Mr. and Mrs. Belton, whose tranquil lives were almost shattered by the prospect of sudden wealth...Dorsey, whose need to win was the greatest of all. Around them a silent threat circled, drawing closer, plotting quite another fate for all the winners.
Daoma Winston has taken the theme of a state lottery to write a chilling novel of pursuit and suspense. Everyone who loves a story too good to put down will find a winner in 'The Lotteries'.« less