A frightening and murderous man named Jack enters a sleeping house where only an 18-month-old baby escapes his knife. The baby crawls to a nearby graveyard where he is taken in by the spirits who reside there and is provided for by a neither fully dead, nor fully alive guardian, Silas.
As Bod (short for Nobody Owen) grows up, he learns life’s lessons from a variety of cemetery residents who hail from a variety of times, places and experiences. But can a child protected only by the dead survive in the outside world away from the protection of spirits? And can he make his way in a world where his family’s murderer still exists?
A cunning combination of death, fantasy, comedy and humanity, Gaiman’s story is as haunting as it is extraordinary.
About the Author
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his forties and still tends to need a haircut