Fat Charlie Nancy is not having a good week. His estranged father recently dropped dead on a karaoke stage and has left Fat Charlie wih much more than embarrassment. Because, you see, Charlie has discovered that his dad wasn t just any dad. He was Anansi the trickester spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and even baffle the devil. No wonder Fat Charlie s life is about to be turned upside down. Written by one of fiction s most audaciously original talents, ANANSI BOYS is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myththat is ar once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny.