American Gods - Neil Gaiman
This is one of my all time favorite books. I re-read it every few years, though I have discovered that I must keep the readings of American Gods and Anansi Boys spaced out as I have found that reading them too close together sours my enjoyment of the other. It is a book about America but not really about anyone's life in America, rather it is about what lives have created. The writing is clever and thought-provoking, and has kept me re-reading this title for over 10 years.More thoughts and discussion of the book here: