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Anansi Boys: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date September 20, 2005
Pages 352
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060515188
ISBN-10 006051518X
Dimensions 1.13 by 6 by 9 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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. By the author of American Gods. 150,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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."



Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 12, 2006)
9780786285105 | details & prices | 565 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: 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.
The price comparison is for this edition
from William Morrow & Co (September 20, 2005); titled "Anansi Boys: A Novel"
9780060515188 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.13 in. | List price $26.95
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061140600 Book cover for 9780061342394 Book cover for 9780062564337
 
With Neil Gaiman | from William Morrow & Co (October 25, 2016)
9780062564337 | details & prices | 432 pages | 4.19 × 7.50 × 0.97 in. | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Anansi Boys, Anansi Boys
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (February 1, 2008)
9780061342394 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Harper Torch (October 1, 2006)
9780060515195 | details & prices | 400 pages | 4.25 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: 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.
With Neil Gaiman | from Harpercollins (May 3, 2006)
9780061140600 | details & prices | 387 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Anansi Boys, Anansi Boys
About: 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.
Miscellaneous
With Neil Gaiman | from Harpercollins (October 13, 2009)
9780061794971 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Anansi Boys, Anansi Boys
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060823849 Book cover for 9780060836856
 
With Neil Gaiman | from Gardners Books (September 25, 2006)
9781405506465 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $47.25
This edition also contains Anansi Boys, Anansi Boys
With Lenny Henry (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (September 1, 2005)
9780060823849 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $39.95
About: 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.
With Lenny Henry (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Harperaudio (September 1, 2005)
9780060836856 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $34.95
About: 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.

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