By Neil Gaiman
First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an quick classic-an highbrow and inventive benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now realize the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary variation. Newly up-to-date and increased with the author's hottest textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real occasion of a contemporary masterpiece through the only, the single, Neil Gaiman.
A hurricane is coming . . .
Locked in the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly watching for the magic day while he may perhaps go back to Eagle aspect, Indiana. a guy not petrified of what day after today may possibly carry, all he sought after used to be to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new life.
But simply days earlier than his liberate, Laura and Shadow's ally are killed in an twist of fate. along with his lifestyles in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a role from a beguiling stranger he meets at the means domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to understand extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driving force, and errand boy is way extra fascinating and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined-it is a task that takes him on a gloomy and weird street journey and introduces him to a bunch of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. alongside the way in which Shadow will study that the previous by no means dies; that everybody, together with his cherished Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that desires, totems, legends, and myths are extra actual than we all know. eventually, he'll realize that underneath the placid floor of daily life a typhoon is brewing-an epic battle for the very soul of America-and that he's status squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its significant synthesis of "mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose" (Michael Dirda, Washington put up publication World) and as a latest phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it truly is, simply, an excellent paintings of literary mind's eye that may undergo for generations.
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American Gods (The 10th Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman