The Ocean at the End of the Lane

By Neil Gaiman
(William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062255655, 192pp.)

Publication Date: June 18, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List
“Gaiman is a magnificent storyteller, creating scenes so complete that you aren't just reading, but rather inhabiting a universe that's thoroughly believable yet truly otherworldly. The story's terror -- the claustrophobia and vulnerability of childhood, the way a child's wants, needs, and fears go unnoticed by adults, and the horrors that can result -- is perfectly balanced against the consolation of books, the magic of the natural world, and the power of those who do listen, understand, and take action to set the universe to rights at whatever cost to themselves. Painful and wonderful, gorgeous and horrifying, truly fantastic, essential and classic, this is a book to return to again and again.”
-- Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List


Description
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...



About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.


NPR
Saturday, Jun 15, 2013

Neil Gaiman says his latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, started out as a short story that just didn't stop growing. Originally, it was also a simple story about a young boy â?? but morphed into a much darker tale about being a child in dangerous territory. More at NPR.org

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