The Girlfriends of Dorian Gray & other stories

The Girlfriends of Dorian Gray & other stories

“One of the best fantasy collections of the year”–Publishers Weekly

This collection of a dozen stories from a Nebula, Hugo, Tiptree, International Horror Guild, and World Fantasy Award finalist takes the reader on a wonderful and nightmarish journey. Beginning with the title story of a gourmand who employs a cruel form of magic to remain trim, here is a midnight odyssey to many shadowlands—where a night bus to nowhere feasts on vagrants, and Poe’s final days are revealed; where factory workers are exploited by an apparition of the Virgin Mary, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart pinwheels through the corridors of time, and where an apocalyptic entity hides in a Ukrainian village. Also included is the original Shadowbridge story and an original novella of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope’s interplanetary road picture that, fortunately, no one ever made. Behind-the-stories notes by the author are also included. (Note: This collection was originally published by Golden Gryphon Press in a slightly amended hardcover edition as Attack of the Jazz Giants in 2005.)

“Frost demonstrates his mastery of the short story form in what will surely rank as one of the best fantasy collections of the year.”
–Publisher’s Weekly

“Reading Gregory Frost’s [collection] is like wandering through the best exhibit of surreal art you’ve ever seen.”
–Terry Weyna

“A notable collection, likely to stand as one of the best of 2005.”
–Locus Magazine

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