American Gods

American Gods

by NeilGaiman (Author)

Synopsis

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break...Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to the heart of America. Includes extra material exclusive to Headline Review's edition

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 672
Edition: Export Ed
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 04 Mar 2002

ISBN 10: 0747263744
ISBN 13: 9780747263746
Book Overview: The extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from a storytelling genius

Media Reviews
Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. * The Western Mail Cardiff *
`Gaiman wittily fleshes out his conceit... his wit and sense of the marvellous shine through, making American Gods an absolute must for fans of the genre' The Times * The Times *
An imaginative fantasy. * The Mail on Sunday *
Author Bio
Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, worked with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.' Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.