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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
“Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose—American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages.”—Washington Post
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
So what are the old gods of ancient mythology doing these days? Fantasy icon Neil Gaiman offers a dazzling answer in this offbeat fusion of fantasy, comedy, and adventure. An ex-con named Shadow Moon experiences an unusual form of divine intervention when he encounters a secretive con man who turns out to be an earthly incarnation of the Norse god Odin. Hired as the powerful being’s bodyguard, Shadow learns that the old gods are all now living in the U.S. under new identities as they battle for relevance against a crew of shiny new gods shaped by 20th=century American pop culture. Celebrated narrator George Guidall does a dynamic, exciting job with Gaiman’s imaginative tale, populating the big cast of characters with an impressive variety of vocal personalities and accents. Whether or not you’ve seen the TV series, you’ll be captivated by the strange new world of the American Gods.