9780380789023

Smoke and Mirrors : Short Fictions and Illusions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380789023

  • ISBN10:

    0380789027

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-07
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Now available in paperback is the definitive collection of short stories that reveals one of the world's most gifted fantasy writers at the peak of his form.

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Smoke and Mirrors
Short Fictions and Illusions

Chapter One

Nicholas Was...

older than sin, and his beard could grow no whiter. He wanted to die.

The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did not speak his language, but conversed in their own, twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible rituals, when they were not actually working in the factories.

Once every year they forced him, sobbing and protesting, into Endless Night. During the journey he would stand near every child in the world, leave one of the dwarves' invisible gifts by its bedside. The children slept, frozen into time.

He envied Prometheus and Loki, Sisyphus and Judas. His punishment was harsher.

Ho.

Ho.

Ho.

Smoke and Mirrors
Short Fictions and Illusions
. Copyright © by Neil Gaiman. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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