American Gods: Author's Perferred Text (Paperback)

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After a stint in prison, all Shadow wants is to go home to his wife Laura and live in peace.  On the day he's released he gets a rude awakening--his wife has passed away and the life he used to lead is in ruins.  Free and alone, Shadow finds himself pulled in a world of gods and deities simmering just beneath the surface of modern-day America when he is employed by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday. American Gods is a thoughtful, fascinating meditation on America at both its most intimate and most epic scale. IF YOU LIKE: mythology, modern fantasy, road trips, immigration stories, and twist endings!  --Brooke

— From Staff Picks: Brooke Jaffe


It has been a decade since #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book) rocked the literary world with American Gods--his breathtaking tale of the war on Earth between old gods and new. For those who have yet to experience Gaiman's bestselling tour de force--a novel USA Today called "a powerful, searing force that makes readers confront what is real and what is not"--and for those eager to enter this astonishing world again, comes the Author's Preferred Text 10th Anniversary Edition. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker Awards, with a special introduction by the author, this is American Gods as Neil Gaiman always meant it to be.

Praise For…

American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic."
-Teller, of Penn & Teller

“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive; a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions.”
-George R. R. Martin

"American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted."
-Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and

“Gaiman understands the shape of stories.”
-Patrick Rothfuss,

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062080233
ISBN-10: 0062080237
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 541
Language: English