Days before his release from prison Shadow's wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash Numbly he makes his way back home On the plane he encounters the enigmatic 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 profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to breakScary gripping and deeply unsettling American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America You'll be surprised by what and who it finds there This is the author's preferred text never before published in the UK and is about 12000 words longer than the previous UK edition

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