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Anansi Boys

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An edition of Anansi Boys (2005)

Anansi Boys

A novel

First Edition (1)
  • 3.95 ·
  • 62 Ratings
  • 154 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 79 Have read

God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed — before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny — a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."
--front flap

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Publisher
William Morrow
Language
English
Pages
336

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First Sentence

"It begins, as most things begin, with a song."

Table of Contents

Which is mostly about names and family relationships
Which is mostly about the things that happen after funerals
In which there is a family reunion
Which concludes with an evening of wine, women and song
In which we examine the many consequences of the morning after
In which Fat Charlie fails to get home, even by taxi
In which Fat Charlie goes a long way
In which a pot of coffee comes in particularly useful
In which Fat Charlie answers the door and Spider encounters flamingos
In which Fat Charlie sees the world and Maeve Livingstone is dissatisfied
In which Rosie learns to say no to strangers and Fat Charlie acquires a lime
In which Fat Charlie does several things for the first time
Which proves to be unlucky for some
Which comes to several conclusions
Acknowledgments

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2005

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813'.54
Library of Congress
PR6057.A319 A85 2005

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
336 p. ;
Number of pages
336

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3424351M
Internet Archive
anansiboys0000gaim_p4y7
ISBN 10
006051518X
ISBN 13
9780060515188
LCCN
2005047176
OCLC/WorldCat
60402072, 1102087621
Library Thing
4609344
Goodreads
59236367

Work Description

Anansi Boys is a fantasy novel by English writer Neil Gaiman. In the novel, "Mr. Nancy" — an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi — dies, leaving twin sons, who in turn discover one another's existence after being separated as young children. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Although it is not a sequel to Gaiman's previous novel American Gods, the character of Mr. Nancy appears in both books.

Anansi Boys was published on 20 September 2005 and was released in paperback on 1 October 2006. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list, and won both the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Society Award in 2006.

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IT BEGINS, AS MOST THINGS BEGIN, WITH A SONG.
added by Lisa. "FIRST SENTENCE"

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