The bestselling author of Neverwhere returns with his biggest, most commercial novel yet--a tour de force of contemporary fiction A master of inventive fiction, Neil Gaiman delves into the murky depths where reality and imagination meet. Now in American Gods, he works his literary magic to extraordinary results. Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday--a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought --and the prize is the very soul of America.
The extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from a storytelling genius
A very fine and imaginative writer The Times 'Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes' Philip Pullman
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.