By Neil Gaiman
First released in 2001, American Gods turned an quick classic-an highbrow and creative benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now observe the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary version. Newly up to date and extended with the author's most well-liked textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real get together of a contemporary masterpiece through the single, the single, Neil Gaiman.
A typhoon is coming . . .
Locked in the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly looking forward to the magic day whilst he may perhaps go back to Eagle aspect, Indiana. a guy not afraid of what the following day may possibly carry, all he sought after was once to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new life.
But simply days earlier than his unencumber, Laura and Shadow's ally are killed in an twist of fate. along with his existence in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a task from a beguiling stranger he meets at the approach domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to understand extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy is much extra fascinating and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined-it is a task that takes him on a gloomy and unusual highway journey and introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. alongside the way in which Shadow will research that the earlier by no means dies; that everybody, together with his loved Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that goals, totems, legends, and myths are extra genuine than we all know. eventually, he'll realize that underneath the placid floor of lifestyle a typhoon is brewing-an epic warfare for the very soul of America-and that he's status squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its really good synthesis of "mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose" (Michael Dirda, Washington submit booklet World) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's, conveniently, a superb paintings of literary mind's eye that would suffer for generations.
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Who’s who in classical mythology 30 Ajax see AIAS. Alalcomeneus A hero of Plataea in Boeotia, who founded there the Great Daedala, a festival commemorating a tiff between Zeus and Hera, and its amusing conclusion (he is also called Cithaeron). See also ATHENA; HERA. Alastor (‘avenger’) Son of Neleus of Pylos and brother of Nestor. He married Harpalyce and was killed by Heracles in raids on Pylos. Albunea An Italian nymph with the power of prophecy who lived at Tibur (Tivoli) in central Italy, in the stream Albula which joins the Anio.
One day Aphrodite came to Anchises while he was looking after sheep on Mount Ida. Zeus, angry with her for laughing at the other gods and goddesses when they succumbed to her snares, made her fall in love with this handsome mortal. She appeared before him as a mortal girl and from their union on the mountains Aeneas was born.
Aias the son of Oileus was small and fleet of foot and a great spear-thrower. He wore a linen corselet, and led a large contingent of forty ships to Troy. In character too he was markedly different from Aias the son of Telamon, being arrogant and conceited and hateful to the gods, especially Athena. At Patroclus’ funeral games he gratuitously insulted Idomeneus over the chariotrace. In the foot-race, which he should have won, Athena took the victory from him and gave it to Odysseus, while Aias the son of Oileus slipped in cow-dung and cursed Athena for his failure.
American Gods (The 10th Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman