American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

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After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the days, then the hours, then the seconds until his release tick away, he can feel a storm building. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But they are being pursued by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace...Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Neil Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to finding the soul of America.
  • ISBN10 0380789035
  • ISBN13 9780380789030
  • Publish Date 30 April 2002 (first published 19 June 2001)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Avon Books
  • Format Paperback (US Mass Market)
  • Pages 624
  • Language English