American Gods (The 10th Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

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First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an rapid classic—an highbrow and creative benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now realize the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary variation. Newly up-to-date and extended with the author’s most popular textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real occasion of a latest masterpiece by means of the only, the single, Neil Gaiman.

A hurricane is coming . . .

Locked at the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly anticipating the magic day while he might go back to Eagle aspect, Indiana. a guy now not fearful of what the next day may perhaps convey, all he sought after was once to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new lifestyles.

yet simply days ahead of his liberate, Laura and Shadow’s ally are killed in an twist of fate. along with his existence in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a task from a beguiling stranger he meets at the method domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to grasp extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.

existence as Wednesday’s bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy is much extra attention-grabbing and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined—it is a task that takes him on a dismal and weird highway 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 prior by no means dies; that everybody, together with his cherished Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that desires, totems, legends, and myths are extra genuine than we all know. eventually, he'll detect that underneath the placid floor of way of life a typhoon is brewing—an epic struggle for the very soul of America—and that he's status squarely in its course.

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