Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (Paperback)

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A delightful collection of tales eerie and odd by the inimitable Gaiman. I particularly enjoyed his extremely clever Sherlock Holmes-meets-H.P. Lovecraft story, 'A Study in Emerald', and an adventure featuring Shadow, from American Gods, in 'The Monarch of the Glen'.

— Reva

Description


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, an astonishing collection of short fiction that stretches the boundaries of imagination, probes the depths of human experience, and reveals how the ordinary and the fantastical are intertwined―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has continued to open reader’s minds, offering them a new perspective from which to view themselves and the world. In this wondrous collection of short fiction, the acclaimed international bestselling author probes deep into the human experience, charting the terrain between life and death, perception and reality, darkness and light.

Guaranteed to dazzle the senses, haunt the imagination, and touch the heart, Fragile Things is a gift of wonder from one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

About the Author


Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Praise For…


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

“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.”
USA Today

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

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

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

“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.”
— Toronto Star

“Those with a taste for inventive idiosyncracy will find themselves fully rewarded.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“One delight after another.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the chills.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium...[Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.”
Washington Post Book World

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

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

“A prodigiously imaginative collection...The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”
New York Times Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780063075702
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English