Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman

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

Ocean at the End of the Lane

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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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Ocean at the End of the Lane: Illustrated Edition
2020, Headline Publishing Group
in English
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Ocean at the End of the Lane
2015, Headline Publishing Group
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
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Aug 24, 2013, Headline
hardcover in English
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Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
2013, HarperCollins Publishers
in English
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
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Ocean at the End of the Lane
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, PR6057.A319

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OL30169180M
ISBN 13
9781472260222

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