You Might Never Find Your Way Back: Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman – The Rumpus.net Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite novels of all time. I found this article fascinating. While I agreed with some aspects and picked up on others, I don’t think I could have tied in all of these different resources to try to engage with this book. If anything, Hangsaman is a book that requires this kind of reading (and frankly, rereading). I cannot get enough of it.