October 11, 2016 at 04:06 PM EDT

The Lottery

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Readers can now experience Shirley Jackson’s spine-tingling short story “The Lottery” in a whole new way with a graphic novel version, and EW is thrilled to present an exclusive excerpt.

In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation, Miles Hyman — Jackson’s grandson — reimagines the seminal work with stunning color illustrations. The book’s release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth.

In this excerpt, readers are introduced to a small rural village as the local children prepare for a mysterious village-wide ceremony by stockpiling rocks. Read the snippet below, and check out the book when it arrives Oct. 25 — just in time to read alone in the dark on Halloween.

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