A mysterious circus terrifies an audience before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it. In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters. Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams - and nightmares. Such creations and more can be found in this collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his entertaining dark sense of humor. 'Fragile things' is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.