American Gods

A Novel

by Neil Gaiman

On Sale: 06/19/2001

American Gods

A Novel

by Neil Gaiman

On Sale: 06/19/2001

Format:

Hugo Award

Minnesota Book Award Finalist

Nebula Award Finalist

About the Book

Destined to be a treasure for the millions of fans who made American Gods an internationally bestselling phenomenon, this beautifully designed and illustrated collectible edition of Neil Gaiman’s revered masterpiece features enlightening and incisive notes throughout by award-winning annotator and editor Leslie S. Klinger.

A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“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: 9780380973651
  • ISBN 10: 0380973650
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 06/19/2001
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price:33.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Action & Adventure

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