Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

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HarperCollins, May 22, 2018 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Includes the Story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” - Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Nicole Kidman

A24 Film Directed by John Cameron Mitchell also Stars Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson

“A prodigiously imaginative collection. . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explores the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”—New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . .

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . .

In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England . . .

These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—and the terrifyingly dark and entertaining wit—of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Completely amazing...conceptually masterful....dazzlingly beautiful. Intergalactic tourism...The description of "world" from that perspective, the hint of Atlantians, the spiritual/angel/demon inferences.... I'll be thinking about this gem for a long time. Read full review

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User Review  - shaunesay - LibraryThing

I really just love listening to Neil Gaiman read, whether I'm actually paying attention to the story or not. Short stories have never been my favorite medium, but there were several interesting ones ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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