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Anansi boys, Neil Gaiman

Label
Anansi boys
Title
Anansi boys
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys 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."
Summary
His past marked by his father's embarrassing taunts and untimely death, Fat Charlie meets the brother he never knew and is introduced to new and exciting ways to spend his time
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2006.
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 2006.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 2006.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135653
Cataloging source
WRS
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Harper Torch fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Anansi boys, Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20970187
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780060515188
Lccn
2005047176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60402072
  • (Sirsi) AAT-8247
Label
Anansi boys, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20970187
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780060515188
Lccn
2005047176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60402072
  • (Sirsi) AAT-8247

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