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    DescriptionOne of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.Anansi BoysGod is dead. Meet the kids.When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."


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    Title
    Anansi Boys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Gaiman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060515188
    ISBN 10: 006051518X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P25205000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC009000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6057.A319 A85 2005
    Publisher
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    01 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-"--Christian Science Monitor