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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane A Novel
Author: Neil Gaiman
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman?s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...
ISBN-13: 9780062255662
ISBN-10: 0062255665
Publication Date: 5/27/2014
Pages: 192
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3.9 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved this book! It deals with the truths of childhood memories - did things happen as we remember them, or do we make up our own truths to be the way we need them to be?

The narrator's memories of his 7-year-old self are of a world that takes magical realism to its max. His adventures revolve around his family and the neighboring Hempstock household, consisting of the Lettie (maiden), Ginnie (mother), and Granny (crone) - an altered version of the triple goddess. These powerful women seem to have the ability to transform reality. But are the magic and monsters really a child's coping mechanism to deal with the suicide of their boarder and his father's infidelity with the nanny - big things for a 7-year-old to be exposed to?

Also, loved the way that water is represented as a healing force. The water becomes a character in itself
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