The Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Anansi Boys presents a collection of fantastic tales, including several original stories, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries. Reprint.
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: In the deft hands ofÂ Neil Gaiman
, magic is no mere illusion... and anything is possible. In this, Gaiman's first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders -- a place where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality -- obscured by smoke and darkness, yet brilliantly tangible -- in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.