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.