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 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.
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 04 / 2014
- 156 x 198mm
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Authentic and compelling this is childhood in a book. Short, sweet, magical, scary and real. There is so much beneath the surface and you must be adult enough to miss childhood. This story is like a secret whispered in the shadows it becomes a part of you. Simply gorgeous. As reviewed by 08rz