The Thief of Broken Toys

by Tim Lebbon
Release date: May 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror

A novella.

World Fantasy Award nominee 2011.

When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy's memories reside. They're all he has left.

Thinking that his life is all but over, he takes to wandering the cliffs, carrying broken things that he always promised his son he would fix, but never did. They're a sign of his failure, and they keep little Toby close.

And then he meets the thief of broken toys, and everything begins to change.

(updated 2011-07-31)

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