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The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Paperback)

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The most personal novel from one of the world's finest fantasists, this book is full of true things that never happened.  Hearthbreaking, yet whimsical - not to be missed.

 

 

 

— Steven at Books Inc. in Palo Alto

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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 where she once lived, 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.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062255662
ISBN-10: 0062255665
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 181
Language: English