Login to your ABC account
Create a new ABC account
Complete your ABC account
Forgot your password?
Password reset link sent…
We've sent an email to email. Please follow the instructions in it to set your new password
Reset your password
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 Shadow -- released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident -- who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow'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 -- an epic war for the very soul of America -- and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
View recommendations from our booksellers on a range of subjects as well as personal staff choice lists.