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The Resource The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)

The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)

Label
The ocean at the end of the lane
Title
The ocean at the end of the lane
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
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Author
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
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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
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=20BB72DC-6F98-4C5C-93F5-6C57F256BE36
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn847845691
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (181 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062255679
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
20BB72DC-6F98-4C5C-93F5-6C57F256BE36
System control number
(OCoLC)847845691
Label
The ocean at the end of the lane, Neil Gaiman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=20BB72DC-6F98-4C5C-93F5-6C57F256BE36
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn847845691
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (181 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062255679
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
20BB72DC-6F98-4C5C-93F5-6C57F256BE36
System control number
(OCoLC)847845691

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