The best thing – in Shadow’s opinion, perhaps the only good thing – about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he’d plunged as low as he could plunge and he’d hit bottom. He didn’t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He did not awake in prison with a feeling of dread; he was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.
After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time.
But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances.
Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town.
But the storm is about to break ...
Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.
American Gods (NEIL GAIMAN)
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 48 mm