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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

#1 New York Times Bestseller

UK National Book Awards Book of the Year

“Fantasy of the very best.”Wall Street Journal

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.

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.

“[Gaiman’s] mind is a dark fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.”
   —New York Times Book Review

Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

ISBN: 9780062459367

ISBN-10: 9780062459367

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 11/26/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/26/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Magical Realism

Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Fiction / Literary