Cover of: American Gods | Neil Gaiman.

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The storm was coming....

Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a grizzled man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A self-styled grifter and rogue, Wednesday offers Shadow a job. And Shadow, a man with nothing to lose, accepts.

But working for the enigmatic Wednesday is not without its price, and Shadow soon learns that his role in Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Entangled in a world of secrets, he embarks on a wild road trip and encounters, among others, the murderous Czernobog, the impish Mr. Nancy, and the beautiful Easter -- all of whom seem to know more about Shadow than he himself does.

Shadow will learn that the past does not die, that everyone, including his late wife, had secrets, and that the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined.

All around them a storm of epic proportions threatens to break. Soon Shadow and Wednesday will be swept up into a conflict as old as humanity itself. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought -- and the prize is the very soul of America.

As unsettling as it is exhilarating, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, this work of literary magic will haunt the reader far beyond the final page.

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Edition Notes

Series
American Gods, #1
Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2001

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PR6057.A319 A84 2001
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2001030407

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
465 p. ;
Number of pages
465
Dimensions
9.25 x 6.125 x 1.45 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3945760M
Internet Archive
americangodsnove00gaim_1
ISBN 10
0380973650
ISBN 13
9780380973651
LC Control Number
2001030407
OCLC/WorldCat
733730003, 1020395530
Amazon.com
0380973650
Google
Kasag4WdeM0C
Wikidata
Q81660570
Library Thing
2280068
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