Everything you need to understand or teach The Haunting of Chas McGill and Other Stories by Robert Westall.
The Haunting of Chas McGill and Other Stories presents a sampler of the horror stories, ghost stories, realism, and science fiction that Westall has developed at greater length in his novels. Lonely, isolated individuals, prompted into strange and often frightening worlds by moments of crisis in their lives, deal with bizarre events that are often ambiguous and totally disorienting.
Whether the character is a young girl confronting what she believes to be the ghost of a nun in the beams of an ancient monastery or a middle-aged headmaster who finds that his cat can transform herself into a human-like but at the same time monstrous creature, Westall's characters cope with their bizarre circumstances with dignity. It is in these moments of crisis that these characters fully experience the world and confront their fears.
The range of these stories provides the reader with a sense of Westall's versatility and...