I was thinking today about this set of short stories, but I can't remember what they were or who wrote them!

One of the stories was about a strange family, where each member has some sort of dark supernatural power, except for one boy who was 'normal'. Then another story had a man with wings, and it ends up he was a member of this strange family...

Shirley Jackson? (She's more into the horrors of real life...) Stephen King? (The stories seem a little dated for him...) Bradbury?

Anyone know!


The first part sounds like The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury which was collected in Dark Carnival, The October Country, the Stories of Ray Bradbury and From the Dust Returned (and is also online.)

The latter sounds like Uncle Einar which was also in all four of those books, so I can't narrow it down further. All the From the Dust Returned stories are about the same family, the Elliott Family, though, so that's possibly the best match.

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    Bradbury it is! Thank you! – MattMcA Jan 20 '12 at 0:34
  • Uncle Einar has green wings! – zeta-band Jul 28 '17 at 22:00

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