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      June 28, 2013

      Friday   7:00 PM

      415 Geary Street
      San Francisco, California 94102

      NEIL GAIMAN / The Ocean at the End of the Lane


      The Booksmith Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman

      From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman -- comes his first adult novel in eight years.

      Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.

      “Poignant and heartbreaking, eloquent and frightening, impeccably rendered, it’s a fable that reminds us how our lives are shaped by childhood experiences, what we gain from them and the price we pay.”

      ––Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      “Gaiman mines mythological typology––the three-fold goddess, the water of life (the pond, actually an ocean)––and his own childhood milieu to build the cosmology and theater of a story he tells more gracefully than anything he’s told since Stardust (1999).”

      ––Booklist (starred review)

      7:00 PM SHARP

      ACT’s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco)

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      Advance tickets required:

      One seat, one copy of Ocean $40

      Two seats, one copy of Ocean $65

      Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets online or 800-838-3006

      Doors open 6:15 PM; book signing follows

      The useful fine print:

      Copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane must be purchased from us via your ticket, in the store, by phone, by our website, and/or at the event. No exceptions.

      You may have as many copies of Ocean signed by Neil as you wish.

      We are not able to accommodate dealers.

      You may have one other book signed; you may bring that book from home or purchase one from us at the event. ONE other book; no exceptions!

      Everyone present with books to be signed will be accommodated.

      You are welcome to take candid photos during the signing time, and we’ll have plenty of people to help if you’d like us to take your camera or phone and snap a picture of you as your book is signed. Neil requests NO posed photos, no flash, and no personal video. Please respect his wishes.

      Food and drink may not be brought into the theater.

      Doors will open for seating at 6:15 PM; seating is first-come, first-seated (i.e., there are no reserved seats for this program). Please plan to arrive with plenty of time for parking, etc., so that we may commence the festivities on time! If you arrive at or after 7:00 PM, seating will definitely be limited to loge and balcony.

      If you cannot attend but would like to order a signed copy of Ocean, we’re happy to log your order – but we cannot guarantee signed books after the event. If time allows, we’ll have signed copies and will let you know your order will be filled.

      Finally, we are as excited as you are!

      Categories: Performing Arts

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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