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Anansi boys: A Novel

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God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Performed by Lenny Henry

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.

God is dead. Meet the kids.

Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.

"Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous."

Denver Post

"Awesomely inventive.... When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does."

Entertainment Weekly

"Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales."

Washington Post Book World

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subject_facet Adventure stories, Adventure stories, English, Anansi (Legendary character) -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Brothers -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, English, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Large type books
title_display Anansi boys
title_full Anansi Boys, Anansi Boys A Novel, Anansi boys / Neil Gaiman, Anansi boys : a novel / Neil Gaiman, Anansi boys [sound recording] / Neil Gaiman, Anansi boys [sound recording] : a novel / Neil Gaiman, Anansi boys [text (large print)] / by Neil Gaiman
title_short Anansi boys
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topic_facet Adventure stories, Adventure stories, English, Anansi (Legendary character), Brothers, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, English, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Large type books, Science Fiction & Fantasy