You wrote a draft of The accursed in the early 1980s, then abandoned it.
Her new novel, The accursed, is the fifth in her series of Gothic novels that began in 1980 with Bellefleur.
Woodrow Wilson figures prominently in The accursed as the beleaguered president of Princeton.
also accurst, early 13c., acursede "lying under a curse," past participle adjective from obsolete verb acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate" (late 12c.), from a- intensive prefix + cursein (see curse (v.)). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of "worthy of a curse" is from 1590s. Related: Accursedly; accursedness.