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A Novel

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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

  • 4.02 ·
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  • 4 Currently reading
  • 80 Have read
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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: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
May 18, 2021, William Morrow Paperbacks, William Morrow & Company
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Cover of: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Ocean at the End of the Lane
2015, Headline Publishing Group
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Cover of: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2014, William Morrow
Paperback
Cover of: L'ocean au bout du chemin
L'ocean au bout du chemin
Nov 01, 2014, Au diable Vauvert
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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: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
2013, HarperCollins Publishers
in English
Cover of: El océano al final del camino
El océano al final del camino
2013, Roca Editorial
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: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2013, Headline
hardcover in English
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Ocean at the End of the Lane
Publish date unknown, W F Howes Ltd
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Source title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

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Number of pages
192

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OL32498738M
ISBN 10
0063070707
ISBN 13
9780063070707

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