The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

By | July 16, 2019
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 0062459368
ISBN-13 9780062459367
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher William Morrow
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UK National Book Awards 2013 Book of the Year Fantasy of the very best Wall Street JournalA 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 hasnt thought of Lettie in decades and yet as he sits by the pond a pond that shed 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 butterflys 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 Gaimans 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

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