American Gods: Author's Perferred Text (Tenth Anniversary)
Paperback | 541 pages
A special tenth anniversary edition of of the critically acclaimed bestselling classic—winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker awards—a brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World)
“American Gods manages to reinvent, and to reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature itself in the this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul.” —Michael Chabon
First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. In 2011, William Morrow released a new hardcover edition of Gaiman’s masterwork—the author’s definitive, preferred text. Now, finally, it is available in paperback.
Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. Flying to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about the ex-convict. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday offers the grieving and vulnerable Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts. Yet he soon learns that his role in Wednesday’s scheme is far darker and more dangerous than anything he’s ever known. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—a war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is directly in its path.