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The Onion Girl (Library

ISBN13: 9781433247682
ISBN: 1433247682
List Price: $72.95
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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Average Goodreads rating: 4.16/5 (2 ratings)

In novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life. Newford: where magic lights dark streets; where myths walk clothed in modern shapes; where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning.At the center of all the entwined lives of Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips Jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the citys shadows. Now, at last, de Lint tells Jilly's own story . . . for behind the painter's fey charm lies a dark secret and a past shes labored to forget. And that past is coming to claim her now. In The Onion Girl, Jilly Coppercorn says, "Pull back the layers of my life, and you wont find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl." She's very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop.

"The [Newford] books have all been written in such a way that you should be able to pick up any one and get a full and complete story. However, characters do reoccur, off center stage as it were, and their stories do follow a sequence."