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    DescriptionAfter three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in 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 the storm is about to break...Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to the heart of America. Includes extra material exclusive to Headline Review's edition

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    American Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Gaiman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747263746
    ISBN 10: 0747263744

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Libri: ENGM1010, AMER3710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Headline Book Publishing
    Publication date
    04 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Neil Gaiman was born in England but now lives in Minnesota, in a big house of uncertain location where he accumulates computers and cats. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Sandman graphic novels.
    Review quote
    Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. The Western Mail Cardiff 'Gaiman wittily fleshes out his conceit... his wit and sense of the marvellous shine through, making American Gods an absolute must for fans of the genre' The Times The Times An imaginative fantasy. The Mail on Sunday
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    With bestsellers like The Sandman and Neverwhere behind him, in this book Gaiman strengthens the long-held view that when it comes to spellbinding tales he's the equal of Stephen King and Alan Moore. If you like tales of the supernatural you'll be enthralled by this one. You don't mess with Shadow. He's a hard man, a man who can take care of himself. After three years in prison he is about to be released but a sense of foreboding haunts him. Then, just as he's discharged, he learns his wife Laura has mysteriously died in a car crash. Convinced that something is going on, he leaves prison and in due course falls in with Mr Wednesday who introduces himself as the King of America. Together the pair undertake an incredible journey across the United States with Shadow acting as chauffeur-cum-bodyguard. Grudgingly drawn deeper and deeper into the seemingly supernatural world of his master and bedevilled by improbable events during the day and dark, forbidding dreams at night, Shadow never entirely comes to terms with his companion's strange ways. While nothing's handed to the reader on a plate, clues are to be found throughout the text revealing the plot's mysteries. With his dark plot and remorseless prose Gaiman lures the reader into Shadow's bizarre life, laying bare weird relationships between the protagonists. Long forgotten deities are recalled in what is ultimately a story of supernatural mystery. Immerse yourself in Gaiman's tale: there are dark journeys to be taken and ancient Gods to be met but most of all there's magnificent prose. (Kirkus UK)