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 No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, and is known for creating extraordinary worlds beyond imagination. He has been awarded numerous literary honours and many of his books have been made into films and adapted for TV and radio. In recent years, Neil wrote and was the showrunner for a critically acclaimed television adaptation of Good Omens, the seminal novel he co-authored with the late Sir Terry Pratchett. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself.
In 2017, Neil became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He received a Doctor of Letters from the University of St Andrews, is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College and is a Royal Society of Literature fellow. Born in the UK, Neil now mostly lives in America, and travels all around the world every year appearing at festivals, events and conventions.