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

The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman

Label
The ocean at the end of the lane
Title
The ocean at the end of the lane
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home and is drawn to the farm at the end of the road where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl and her mother and grandmother. As he sits by the pond behind the ramshackle old house, the unremembered past comes flooding back -- a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy
Title
The ocean at the end of the lane
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Fiction 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
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.A319
LC item number
O34 2013c
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Neil Gaiman
Label
The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Copyright
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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
20072309
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
250 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062278593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
20072309
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn823380565
  • (OCoLC)823380565

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