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American Gods: Author's Preferred Text (Paperback)

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American Gods is a mythological epic that ranges across North America. Shadow, the protagonist, finds himself drawn into a conflict between the old gods, those who accompanied early immigrants across the ocean as well as deities who were here already, and the new gods such as The Media, Commercialism, and the Invisible Hand of the Market as they compete for the attention and worship of the people. Don't worry! You won't see the end coming! This book won top awards in five different genres. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down.

Recommended by Robin

— From Adult Fiction

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Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic 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—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.

About the Author


Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062080233
ISBN-10: 0062080237
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 560
Language: English

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