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The Resource American Gods, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)

American Gods, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)

Label
American Gods
Title
American Gods
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Neil Gaiman
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eng
Summary
The storm was coming....Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place. On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a grizzled man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A self-styled grifter and rogue, Wednesday offers Shadow a job. And Shadow, a man with nothing to lose accepts. But working for the enigmatic Wednesday is not without its price, and Shadow soon learns that his role in Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Entangled in a world of secrets, he embarks on a wild road trip and encounters, among others, the murderous Czernobog, the impish Mr. Nancy, and the beautiful Easter -- all of whom seem to know more about Shadow than he himself does. Shadow will learn that the past does not die, that everyone, including his late wife, had secrets, and that the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. All around them a storm of epic proportions threatens to break. Soon Shadow and Wednesday will be swept up into a conflict as old as humanity itself. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought -- and the prize is the very soul of America. As unsettling as it is exhilarating, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, this work of literary magic will haunt the reader far beyond the final page
Summary
Days before his release from prison, Shadow learns that his wife has been killed in an accident. On the plane ride back home for the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job. Shadow accepts but soon discovers that Mr. Wednesday is far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined
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Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, 2001.
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2002.
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 2002.
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2002.
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Gaiman, Neil
Dewey number
813.54
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840
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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American Gods, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780380789030
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Label
American Gods, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780380789030
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  • other
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  • Adobe PDF eBook
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