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After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break... Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

Includes extra material exclusive to Headline Review's edition.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780755322817
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 752
Publication Date: 19 Sep 2005
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13(L) x 4.7(W)
Weight (gm): 488

 

Reviews

A very fine and imaginative writer - The Times

Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes - Philip Pullman

 

Author Biography

Neil Gaiman was born in England but now lives in Minnesota, in a big house of uncertain location where he accumulates computers and cats. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Sandman graphic novels.
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