American Gods: A Novel (Paperback)

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What's the difference between story and reality? As Mr. Ibis points out, history is a poor facsimile of the past, "a charcoal-sketched simplicity for the children, or the easily bored." Gaiman's gods are not the literal gods that rule the universe, but the figurative ones that we depict in stories and worship with our actions. As new gods like Internet and Media gain popularity, old gods like Odin, Easter, and Anansi starve of worship. The ensuing battle may be fictional, but the battles between ideologies, cultures, and beliefs are not. What do you believe? — From Jalen's Picks

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Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

“Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose—American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages.”Washington Post

About the Author


Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Praise For…


“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive.”
— George R. R. Martin

American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic."
— Teller, of Penn & Teller

"American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted."
— Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062572233
ISBN-10: 0062572237
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 576
Language: English
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