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El océano al final del camino
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El océano al final del camino

Una novela sobre el recuerdo, la magia y la supervivencia; sobre el poder de los cuentos y la oscuridad que hay dentro de cada uno de nosotros.
Hace cuarenta años, cuando nuestro narrador contaba apenas siete, el hombre que alquilaba la habitación sobrante en la casa familiar se suicidó dentro del coche de su padre, un acontecimiento que provocó que antiguos poderes dormidos cobraran vida y que criaturas de más allá de este mundo se liberaran. El horror, la amenaza, se congregan a partir de entonces para destruir a la familia del protagonista.
Su única defensa la constituirán las tres mujeres que viven en la granja desvencijada al final del camino. La más joven de ellas, Lettie, afirma que el estanque es, en realidad, un océano. La mayor dice que recuerda el Big Bang.

Una novela sobre el recuerdo, la magia y la supervivencia; sobre el poder de los cuentos y la oscuridad que hay dentro de cada uno de nosotros.
Hace cuarenta años, cuando nuestro narrador contaba apenas siete, el hombre que alquilaba la habitación sobrante en la casa familiar se suicidó dentro del coche de su padre, un acontecimiento que provocó que antiguos poderes dormidos cobraran vida y que criaturas de más allá de este mundo se liberaran. El horror, la amenaza, se congregan a partir de entonces para destruir a la familia del protagonista.
Su única defensa la constituirán las tres mujeres que viven en la granja desvencijada al final del camino. La más joven de ellas, Lettie, afirma que el estanque es, en realidad, un océano. La mayor dice que recuerda el Big Bang.

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  • Neil Gaiman es autor de varios libros infantiles, además de Coraline: la colección de relatos M de magia y El cuento del cementerio (ambas de próxima aparición en Roca juvenil). Además de ser autor de los guiones de varias películas basadas en sus escritos, es también autor de varias novelas para adultos y de la serie de novelas gráficas Sandman. Entre los numerosos premios que se le han concedido están el World Fantasy, el Hugo, el Nebula y el Bram Stoker. Aunque nació en Gran Bretaña, ahora vive en Estados Unidos.

    También puedes leer su blog oficial en castellano: www.neilgaiman.es

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    Starred review from April 1, 2013
    “Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later... but they are never lost for good”—and the most grim of those memories, no matter how faint, can haunt one forever, as they do the anonymous narrator of Gaiman’s subtle and splendid modern myth. The protagonist, an artist, returns to his childhood home in the English countryside to recover his memory of events that nearly destroyed him and his family when he was seven. The suicide of a stranger opened the way for a deadly spirit who disguised herself as a housekeeper, won over the boy’s sister and mother, seduced his father, and threatened the boy if he told anyone the truth. He had allies—a warm and welcoming family of witches at the old farm up the road—but defeating this evil demanded a sacrifice he was not prepared for. Gaiman (Anansi Boys) has crafted a fresh story of magic, humanity, loyalty, and memories “waiting at the edges of things,” where lost innocence can still be restored as long as someone is willing to bear the cost. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House.

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