American Gods: Author's Preferred 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…

“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive.”

American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic."

"American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062080233
ISBN-10: 0062080237
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 560
Language: English