The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

ISBN9780062459367
PublisherHarper Collins Publishers
PublishedJune 28, 2016
Pages256
AuthorNeil Gaiman
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height6.8 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth0.6 in.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

Neil Gaiman

MASS MARKET

June 28, 2016

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

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 where she once lived, 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.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, 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.

Get The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman and other sci-fi fantasy books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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Neil Gaiman

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ISBN9780062459367
PublisherHarper Collins Publishers
PublishedJune 28, 2016
Pages256
AuthorNeil Gaiman
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height6.8 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth0.6 in.

Synopsis

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

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 where she once lived, 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.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, 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.

Get The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman and other sci-fi fantasy books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“[W]orthy of a sleepless night . . . a fairy tale for adults that explores both innocence lost and the enthusiasm for seeing what’s past one’s proverbial fence . . . Gaiman is a master of creating worlds just a step to the left of our own.”

– USA Today

“Poignant and heartbreaking, eloquent and frightening, impeccably rendered, it’s a fable that reminds us how our lives are shaped by childhood experiences, what we gain from them and the price we pay.”

– Kirkus

“This slim novel, gorgeously written, keeps its talons in you long after you’ve finished.”

– New York Post