Laura’s best friend and Robbie’s wife. She is angry after Laura and Robbie’s affair is exposed, in contrast to Shadow’s numb acceptance of the betrayal. Audrey also comes to Lakeside to visit her cousin Chad Mulligan, there revealing Shadow’s identity as an escaped convict. She is manipulated by gods throughout the novel, showing the power that gods have over mortals.
The timeline below shows where the character Audrey Burton appears in American Gods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to approach Laura’s body as a small woman dressed in black comes in. Shadow recognizes Audrey Burton, Robbie’s widow and Laura’s best friend. Audrey walks to Laura’s casket and Shadow follows... (full context)
...have the personality or storytelling skills to be a truly great magician. Yet thoughts of Audrey telling him how Laura died keep intruding. The saying, “Every hour wounds. The last one... (full context)
...into and out of Lakeside, angrily asking Hinzelmann if he brought Sam Black Crow and Audrey Burton here on purpose so that Wednesday would be forced out. Hinzelmann’s imp-like face turns... (full context)