What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub? In Robert Darkly's case, you scream like a girl. And then you get taken on a journey to an entirely different world living just on the other side of our own reality - a world where fairy tales are real but not in the way we've come to expect them. The aforementioned dwarf, Rumpelstiltskin, has escaped the tower prison of Thiside determined to finish the sinister plot he started so many years ago.
From the Bahamas to Heathrow airport, to the rain soaked streets of London the dead have ceased dying. This is inconvenient for a number of reasons but what's the real reason behind the chaos? In London we find Nigel Reinhardt, a disgraced, confused, and gifted London police constable who owns a prophetic goldfish. In Ireland the Angel of Death questions the value and position of his current employment. At Majestic Technologies Celina McMannis works diligently on a top secret project.
"My Advice, Read the Book"
Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as "a comic weekly", featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists.