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‘Immensely entertaining . . . combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit’ Susanna Clarke

‘Extraordinary, complicated, hilarious, melancholy and terrifying’ Independent

Let me tell you a story. No, wait. One’s not enough. I’ll begin again . . .

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 twenty-six letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings.


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'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'
<i>Sun Herald</i>
'The collection also boasts lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the luscious chills.'
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
'Gaiman has a deft touch for suprise and inventiveness, and there are inspired moments'
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
'Immensely entertaining ... Combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit'
Susanna Clarke