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The ocean at the end of the lane / Neil Gaiman.

Gaiman, Neil, (author.).

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Homer Public Library F GAIMAN 000149677 Fiction Place on copy / volume Checked out 10/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062255655 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062255657 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780062272348 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0062272349 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0062265083
  • ISBN: 9780062265081
  • Physical Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2013]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
Subject: Good and evil > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Good and evil.
Magic.
Survival.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Horror fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Gaiman, Neil
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane


A Globe & Mail 100 Selection A major new work from "a writer to make readers rejoice" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)-- a moving story of memory, magic, and survival Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie--magical, comforting, wise beyond her years--promised to protect him, no matter what. A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.