Short Fictions And Wonders
On Sale: February 1, 2010
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A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one
extraordinary performance before disappearing into the
night, taking one of the spectators along with it . . .
In a novella set two years after the events of American
Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion,
and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters .
In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely
altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock
Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder . . .
Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their
dreams—and nightmares . . .
In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an excusive
epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can
be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and
exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird . . .
Such marvelous creations and more—including a short story
set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds
of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be found in
this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's
storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly
entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful,
disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of
literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of
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