American Gods + Anansi Boys Leatherbound Edition (Harper Collins Publ. USA)
Updated and expanded with the author& #8217 s preferred text A modern masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction Neil Gaiman First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of & #8220 mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose& #8221 (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that & #8220 distills the essence of America& #8221 (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is the story of Shadow& #8212 released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident& #8212 who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow& #8217 s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing& #8212 an epic war for the very soul of America& #8212 and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.