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Oct 9 2012 4:30pm

Release Date and Story Revealed For Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Release Date and Story Revealed For Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe release date and a synopsis have been revealed for Neil Gaiman’s next full-length novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane: June 18, 2013. Described as “a fable that reshapes modern fantasy,” Ocean’s story unfolds as follows:

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.

His only defense are 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.

To quote Neil himself, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a novel of childhood and memory. It’s a story of magic, about the power of stories and how we face the darkness inside each of us. It’s about fear, and love, and death, and families. But, fundamentally, I hope, at its heart, it’s a novel about survival.”

6 comments
Palpatim
2. Palpatim
Any word on whether Neil will be narrating an audiobook?
Palpatim
3. Natenanimous
I am going to be all over this. Neil Gaiman is my hero.
Palpatim
5. Pratprak
Hmmm....am I the only one who thinks the three women referred to might in fact be The Furies/The Kindly Ones, the same as the ones who appeared in the Sandman? Given how they are described
("The oldest can remember the Big Bang."), something of that nature seems to be in order.
Palpatim
6. NotBri
I love that he looks like B. Cumberbatch's dad.

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