The Ocean at the End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Elise Hurst - deluxe numbered limited edition with slipcase, ribbon & art print signed by Gaiman & Hurst
This deluxe limited edition of Neil Gaiman's bestseller The Ocean at the End of the Lane includes a slipcase, ribbon and exclusive art print signed by author and illustrator. Only 1000 copies of this edition have been produced; each copy is numbered and signed by the author and illustrator.
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.