The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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By (author) Neil Gaiman

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  • Publisher: Harper
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 171mm x 12mm | 202g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0062325132
  • ISBN 13: 9780062325136
  • Sales rank: 617

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THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. 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 this 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 defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

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`'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' is fun to read, filled with his trademarked blend of sinister whimsy. Gaiman's writing is like dangerous candy--you're certain there's ground glass somewhere, but it just tastes so good!`--Bookish (Houston Chronicle book blog)