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On the plane home to attend the funerals of his wife and best friend, Shadow, an ex-con, encounters an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world, where the soul of America is at stake. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, & Bram Stoker awards.
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„« American Gods (2001) won the Hugo, Nebula, SFX, Bram Stoker, and Locus Awards. It was nominated for many other awards, including the World Fantasy Award, and the Minnesota Book Award.
American Gods appeared on the many American bestseller lists, including: The New York Times, Publisher¡¦s Weekly, USA Today, Independent, Book Sense, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and Locus. On the Locus Bestseller list, it spent three months at number one.
This novel also appeared on many Best Books of 2001 lists including: Barnes and Noble, Washington Post Book World, Borders, Amazon, Locus, January Magazine and Rocky Mountain News.About the Author:
Durante los quince años de su carrera, Neil Gaiman ha sido uno de los mejores guionistas de cómics modernos y un novelista de best-séller. Como guionista de la serie de fantasía The Sandman ganó todos los premios del campo y, además, el World Fantasy Award a la mejor historia corta, en 1991, lo que convirtió a The Sandman nº19 en el primer cómic en ganar un premio literario en la historia. La serie The Sandman fue ilustrada por varios dibujantes, como Dave McKean, Mark Hempel, Jill Thompson y John J. Muth. Gaiman sacó a la venta una antología de historias cortas llamada Humo y espejos y escribió el guión en inglés de la película de animación japonesa La princesa Mononoke. Ha escrito también muchos libros infantiles como El día que cambié a mi padre por dos peces de colores, Coraline y The Wolves in the Wall, todos ellos ilustrados por Dave McKean.
During the course of a fifteen-year writing career, Neil Gaiman has been one of the top writers in modern comics, and a best-selling novelist. As creator/writer of the epic DC Comics fantasy series The Sandman, he won every major award in the field and, in addition, won the 1991 World Fantasy Award for the best short story, making 'The Sandman' #19 the first comic ever to win a literary award. The Sandman series has been illustrated by numerous artists, among them Dave McKean, Marc Hempel, Jill Thompson and Jon Muth. Gaiman released a collection of short stories, Smoke & Mirrors, and wrote the English language screenplay for the record-breaking Japanese film Princess Mononoke.. He has written a number of acclaimed children's books, including 'The Day I Swapped My Dad for a Goldfish', 'Coraline' and 'The Wolves in the Wall', all illustrated by Dave McKean.
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