A Novel, Winner of the Hugo and Nebula and Minnesota Book Awards for Best Novel 2002
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Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text. A modern masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of "mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose" ( Washington Post ) and as a modern phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" ( Seattle Post-Intelligencer ). It is the story of Shadow-released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident-who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow's dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing-an epic war for the very soul of America-and Shadow is standing squarely in its path."Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative.... American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions."- USA Today "Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive."-George R. R. Martin
With well over a million copies in print, there is no question that AMERICAN GODS is a perennial favorite. This special anniversary edition of the authors preferred text will be a perfect collectors item for old fans and new readers alike and will feature a new introduction by the author.
Über den Autor
Der Engländer Neil Gaiman, geb. 1960, arbeitete zunächst in London als Journalist und wurde durch seine Comic-Serie 'Der Sandmann' bekannt. Er lebt seit einigen Jahren mit seiner Familie in den USA, in Minneapolis.