The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Publisher Description

THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'BOOK OF THE YEAR'

AN ACCLAIMED WEST END THEATRE PRODUCTION *****

'Neil Gaiman's entire body of work is a feat of elegant sorcery. He writes with such assurance and originality that the reader has no choice but to surrender to a waking dream' ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

'Some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' JOANNE HARRIS

'Summons both the powerlessness and wonder of childhood, and the complicated landscape of memory and forgetting' GUARDIAN

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'My favourite response to this book is when people say, 'My childhood was nothing like that - and it was as if I was reading about me' NEIL GAIMAN

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This is what he remembers, as he sits by the ocean at the end of the lane:

A dead man on the back seat of the car, and warm milk at the farmhouse.
An ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made.
A beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile.
And dark forces woken that were best left undisturbed.

They are memories hard to believe, waiting at the edges of things. The recollections of a man who thought he was lost but is now, perhaps, remembering a time when he was saved . . .

NEIL GAIMAN.
WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
18 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
143
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
9.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Paw108 ,

Stunning tale

This book is now a top US bestseller and a very great read.
This fable of a young boy discovering the power of the forces of life starts out like one of Gaiman's subtly dark magical children's tales and then lifts with powerful writing and fantastic images into a breath taking tale of old powers in conflict. Through the innocent eyes of a boy, we see murder and meet the three women who live at the end of the lane in a house whose backyard pond is an ocean.
It is indeed a stunning tale and not to be missed.

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