March 1 2020
First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that distills the essence of America (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
It is the story of Shadowreleased from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accidentwho gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadows 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 brewingan epic war for the very soul of Americaand Shadow is standing squarely in its path.