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American Gods: Author's Perferred Text (Paperback)

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Meticulously crafted and brilliantly woven storylines converge in this epic tale of displaced deities, con men, faith, and storytelling. It's a murder mystery, a road narrative, a folk tale. Every sentence is a puzzle piece, and when it all comes together at the end you'll shout, "Ohhhh!" and flip back to page one to read it all again.

— Andrea

Neil Gaiman weaves a dark tale of gods who exist among us, strengthened or weakened by our belief in them. Combining mythology, religion, and obsession, American Gods follows Shadow in his employment with Mr. Wednesday, a character who is not as he seems. As Shadow meets the players, we discover a battle brewing amongst the gods of old and new.

— Sara

This is one of those books that is hard to remember was totally groundbreaking because it feels so essential it’s hard to imagine the world without it. Gaiman, a Jewish Brit living in Minnesota, took a road trip through America and then wrote this unique exploration of plurality, religion, identity, and home. An amazing, engrossing epic adventure.

— Jocelyn

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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, www.tor.com

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

 

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