American Gods - Neil Gaiman (Paperback)

The Tenth Anniversary Edition

Product Details

Barcode
9780062472106
Department
Books
Released
16 Aug 2016
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Neil Gaiman
Subtitle
The Tenth Anniversary Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Edition
ANV
Language
English
Number of Pages
624
Dimensions
171 x 106 x 31mm

Annotation

Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world.

Summary

&;Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative&;.American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions.&;&;USA Today

Newly updated and expanded with the author&;s preferred text. A modern masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman.

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of &;mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose&; (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that &;distills the essence of America&; (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is the story of Shadow&;released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident&;who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow&;s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing&;an epic war for the very soul of America&;and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

&;Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive.&;&;George R. R. Martin

Fiction

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Dewey Classification
813

Inside Flap

Updated and expanded with the author&;s preferred text

A modern masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction Neil Gaiman

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of &;mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose&; (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that &;distills the essence of America&; (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is the story of Shadow&;released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident&;who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow&;s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing&;an epic war for the very soul of America&;and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

Author Bio

Gaiman, Neil: -

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.