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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…


“[Gaiman] is a one-man story engine. . . . Fragile Things is a delightful compendium . . . [Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.”

“The tales of Fragile Things are nibbles and bits of Gaiman’s immensely satisfying inner landscape. They are fiercely playful and very grim, wisps of whimsy and wonder buoyed by the happy heart of a tragic poet.”

“Charming, at times creepy, and good fun. . . . Well-worth adding to any collection; highly recommended.”

“A prodigiously imaginative collection . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”

“Strange, or sweet, or eerie, or heartfelt stories . . . wonderfully peculiar . . . Gaiman relishes the sacred act of telling stories.”

“A powerful and oddly unified collection, a perfect introduction to Gaiman’s work for new readers and a thrilling reminder to his long-time fans . . . [T]he shorter prose form allows Gaiman a greater freedom of whimsy and provocation than even his graphic work, with stunning results.”

“Those with a taste for inventive idiosyncracy will find themselves fully rewarded.”

“One delight after another.”

“Lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the chills.”

“FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium...[Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.”

“Fiercely playful and very grim, wisps of whimsy and wonder buoyed by the happy heart of a tragic poet.”

“Readers will be reminded most in these stories of that master craftsman...Ray Bradbury...Gothic tales of high caliber.”

“A prodigiously imaginative collection...The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062699541
ISBN-10: 0062699547
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 24th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English