The Ocean at the End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman - new hardback edition signed by Gaiman with illustrations by Elise Hurst
This new hardback edition of Neil Gaiman's bestseller The Ocean at the End of the Lane has been signed by the author and features new illustrations by Elise Hurst (a deluxe edition with art print is also available, please see separate entry)
The Ocean is one of the best loved books of recent times. This beautiful new edition will both delight existing fans and intrigue new readers. Elise Hurst's illustrations create an even richer experience of the novel.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from the brilliant Neil Gaiman, author of the epic novel American Gods, and the much-loved Sandman series. 'Possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale of childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' (Independent on Sunday). If you loved the mesmerising world of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus or were drawn into J.K. Rowling's magical universe, this book is for you.
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 this 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 defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.