Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
“American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic." -Teller, of Penn & Teller
“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive; a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions.” -George R. R. Martin
"American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted." -Jane Lindskold
“Gaiman understands the shape of stories.” -Patrick Rothfuss, www.tor.com