Smoke and mirrors: short fictions and illusions

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In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders—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.

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table_of_contents An introduction --, Babycakes --, Bay wolf --, Changes --, Chivalry --, Cold colors --, Desert wind --, Don't ask Jack --, Foreign parts --, Looking for the girl --, Mouse --, Murder mysteries --, Nicholas was ... --, One life, furnished in early Moorcock --, Only the end of the world again --, Queen of knives --, Reading the entrails : a rondel --, Shoggoth's old peculiar --, Snow, glass, apples., Tastings --, The daughter of owls --, The goldfish pool and other stories --, The price --, The sea change --, The sweeper of dreams --, The white road --, Troll bridge --, Vampire sestina --, Virus --, We can get them for you wholesale --, When we went to see the end of the world by Dawnie Morningside, age 11 1/4 --
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title Smoke and mirrors : short fictions and illusions
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