A dazzling book of short stories, including HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, soon to be released as a major film starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas.
Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's extraordinary FRAGILE THINGS, a collection of dazzling stories featuring HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, soon to be a major film release starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas.
From the author of AMERICAN GODS, now a major TV series for Amazon Prime Video, FRAGILE THINGS shows one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.
Let me tell you stories of the months of the year, of ghosts and heartbreak, of dread and desire. Or after-hours drinking and unanswered phones, of good deeds and bad days, of trusting wolves and how to talk to girls.
There are stories within stories, whispered in the quiet of the night, shouted above the roar of the day, and played out between lovers and enemies, strangers and friends. But all, all are fragile things made of just 26 letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings which will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.
'Predominantly dark, the stories are occasionally whimsical and satirical, and at times humorous, but the book's underlying theme is fragility and how people, dreams and hearts are so easily broken' - Sun Herald
'The collection also boasts lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the luscious chills.' - Kirkus Reviews
'Gaiman has a deft touch for suprise and inventiveness, and there are inspired moments' - Publishers Weekly
'Immensely entertaining ... Combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit' - Susanna Clarke
Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris.
The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, worked with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'
Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.