American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition
On Sale: June 21, 2011
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First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant
classicâ€”an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the
multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil
Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods
in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and
expanded with the authorâ€™s preferred text, this
commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern
masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.
A storm is coming . . .
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time,
quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to
Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what
tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura,
the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadowâ€™s best
friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces
and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from
a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic
man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue,
Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does
Life as Wednesdayâ€™s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is
far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever
imaginedâ€”it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange
road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric
characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with
his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past
never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura,
harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and
myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will
discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a
storm is brewingâ€”an epic war for the very soul of Americaâ€”
and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for
its brilliant synthesis of â€śmystery, satire, sex, horror,
and poetic proseâ€ť (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book
World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that â€śdistills the
essence of Americaâ€ť (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is,
quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination
that will endure for generations.
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