The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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A man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He wanders into the farmstead of a friend from his youth, follows a path to a duck pond--which may be the ocean--and, begins to remember “everything.”  His friend’s grandmother may be as old as the world. His nanny may be a monster. The pennies in his piggy bank may be gold.  In this slim, provocative, terribly beautiful dreamscape of childhood Gaiman probes the vulnerability of youth, the power (and unreliability) of memory, the consolation of (written) adventures and fables, the logic of whimsy, and produces a masterpiece of imaginative world-building. Check Our Catalog

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