By Neil Gaiman
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First released in 2001, American Gods turned an fast classic—an highbrow and inventive benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now observe the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary variation. Newly up to date and accelerated with the author’s hottest textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real occasion of a latest masterpiece through the single, the single, Neil Gaiman.
A typhoon is coming . . .
Locked at the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly anticipating the magic day while he may go back to Eagle element, Indiana. a guy not fearful of what the following day may possibly carry, all he sought after used to be to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new existence.
yet simply days prior to his free up, Laura and Shadow’s ally are killed in an twist of fate. together with his lifestyles in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a task from a beguiling stranger he meets at the method domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to grasp extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.
lifestyles as Wednesday’s bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy is way extra fascinating and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined—it is a task that takes him on a gloomy and weird street journey and introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined together with his personal. alongside the best way Shadow will examine that the previous by no means dies; that everybody, together with his loved Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that goals, totems, legends, and myths are extra actual than we all know. finally, he'll notice that underneath the placid floor of way of life a typhoon is brewing—an epic conflict for the very soul of America—and that he's status squarely in its direction.
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