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An edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

  • 4.00 ·
  • 57 Ratings
  • 154 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 71 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
William Morrow
Language
English
Pages
192

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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, 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.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, 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. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

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Cover of: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Ocean at the End of the Lane
2015, Headline Publishing Group
in English
Cover of: L'ocean au bout du chemin
L'ocean au bout du chemin
Nov 01, 2014, Au diable Vauvert
paperback
Cover of: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2014, William Morrow
Paperback
Cover of: The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
June 18, 2013, William Morrow
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2013, William Morrow
in English
Cover of: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
2013, HarperCollins Publishers
in English
Cover of: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2013, Headline
hardcover in English
Cover of: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Ocean at the End of the Lane
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Library of Congress
PR6057.A319 O28 2013

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
192
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Weight
10.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25427899M
ISBN 10
0062255657
ISBN 13
9780062255655
LCCN
2012277745

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