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Jacket not price clipped but has some soiling and is creased and torn at edges. Book's spine is slightly slanting and the board edges are rubbed and bumped. Light soiling and foxing to all page edges. Soiling to endpapers. Perculiar mark at the gutter of the back endpapers where it looks like the original glue has bled? Pages slightly browned with age. No inscriptions. Codice inventario libreria
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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Review: American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death, but he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative style he's been delivering since his Sandman days.
Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow's dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost--the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.
Armed only with some coin tricks and a sense of purpose, Shadow travels through, around, and underneath the visible surface of things, digging up all the powerful myths Americans brought with them in their journeys to this land as well as the ones that were already here. Shadow's road story is the heart of the novel, and it's here that Gaiman offers up the details that make this such a cinematic book--the distinctly American foods and diversions, the bizarre roadside attractions, the decrepit gods reduced to shell games and prostitution. "This is a bad land for Gods," says Shadow.
More than a tourist in America, but not a native, Neil Gaiman offers an outside-in and inside-out perspective on the soul and spirituality of the country--our obsessions with money and power, our jumbled religious heritage and its societal outcomes, and the millennial decisions we face about what's real and what's not. --Therese Littleton
Titolo: American Gods
Casa editrice: Headline Book Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Legatura: Hard Back
Condizione libro: Good
Edizione: First Edition By Number String
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Condizione libro: neuwertig. Sprache: englisch Hardcover mit SU , Codice libro della libreria 200316
Descrizione libro Headline. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 0747274231 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-0747274231
Descrizione libro Headline Feature, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0000305841
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020747274231
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010747274231
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110747274231
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. top spline a little mottled. Codice libro della libreria 741
Descrizione libro Headline. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0747274231 First British edition, First printing. NOT inscribed, price clipped or otherwise marked. Number line starting with a "1". Dust jacket in a protective cover and securely wrapped and shipped in a box. F/F This book is as near perfect as if it was new. Codice libro della libreria SKU1005382
Descrizione libro Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. VGC.Headline,2001.First UK edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nicks and scratch on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(small stain mark inside the edges of the Dj cover, a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a couple of ink marks and nick on the outer edges,a couple of small creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.604pp.Price un-clipped.A collecatble first edition.Heavy book. Codice libro della libreria 7861