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The Resource Ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman

Ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman

Label
Ocean at the end of the lane
Title
Ocean at the end of the lane
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang
Summary
Returning to his childhood home in the English countryside for a funeral, the unnamed middle-aged narrator of this haunting, lyrical fable finds himself drawn to an ordinary-looking farmhouse that's anything but. As long-buried memories surface, he recalls events that occurred at Hempstock Farm when he was seven. When the malevolent Ursula Monkton insinuates herself into the fabric of his close-knit family, the farm's inhabitants, especially 11-year-old Lettie, offer their friendship and later their protection to the lonely, abused boy. However, their aid comes at a price, requiring a sacrifice he's unprepared to make. - Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 2013.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2013.
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176743
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaiman, Neil
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Women
  • Boys
  • Survival
  • Memory
  • Magic
Target audience
adult
Label
Ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780062255655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062255655
  • (OCoLC)813286810
Label
Ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780062255655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062255655
  • (OCoLC)813286810

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