Selections from Fragile Things, Volume Three
5 Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman
- #31526 in Fiction & Literature
The marvelous creations found in Fragile Things showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor—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.
In Selections from Fragile Things, Volume 3 you will find the following stories, sure to thrill and amaze.
Gaiman’s vision of Hell: a room, a demon, and a man’s conscience.
Keepsakes and Treasures
Meet Mr. Alice, a man so rich that no one has ever heard of him, and Smith, the man paid to keep it that way, among other things. The other things include procuring rare items such as the Treasure of the Shahinai, which the unsavory pair will get at any cost.
Good Boys Deserve Favors
Gaiman shares a rare story that he never told his children, that of his skills, or lack thereof, playing the double bass as a boy.
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch
A circus located in the abandoned tunnels near London Bridge proves so arresting, even the unpleasant Miss. Finch can’t help but find herself thoroughly engaged.
Strange Little Girls
Brief encounters with the twelve enigmatic women Tori Amos embodies in her album of the same name.
- HarperCollins, February 2009
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